Improved Variational Guiding of Smoke Animations

Smoke animations are hard to art-direct because simple changes in parameters such as simulation resolution often lead to unpredictable changes in the final result. Previous work has addressed this problem with a guiding approach which couples low-resolution simulations – that exhibit the desired flow and behaviour – to the final, high-resolution simulation. This is done […]

Heat Transfer Simulation for Modeling Realistic Winter Sceneries

This paper presents a physically based method for simulating the heat transfers between the different environmental elements to synthesize realistic winter sceneries. We simulate the snow fall over the ground, as well as the conductive, convective and radiative thermal transfers using a finite volume method according to the variations of air and dew point temperatures, […]