Authoring Landscapes by Combining Ecosystem and Terrain Erosion Simulation

Guillaume Cordonnier, Eric Galin, James Gain, Bedrich Benes, Eric Guérin, Adrien Peytavie, Marie-Paule Cani We introduce a novel framework for interactive landscape authoring that supports bi-directional feedback between erosion and vegetation simulation. Vegetation and terrain erosion have strong mutual impact and their interplay influences the overall realism of virtual scenes. Despite their importance, these complex […]

Data-Driven Physics for Human Soft Tissue Animation

Meekyoung Kim, Gerard Pons-Moll, Sergi Pujades, Sungbae Bang, Jinwwok Kim, Michael Black, Sung-Hee Lee Data driven models of human poses and soft-tissue deformations can produce very realistic results, but they only model the visible surface of the human body and cannot create skin deformation due to interactions with the environment. Physical simulations can generalize to […]

Regularized Kelvinlets: Sculpting Brushes based on Fundamental Solutions of Elasticity

Fernando de Goes, Doug L. James We introduce a new technique for real-time physically based volume sculpting of virtual elastic materials. Our formulation is based on the elastic response to localized force distributions associated with common modeling primitives such as grab, scale, twist, and pinch. The resulting brush-like displacements correspond to the regularization of fundamental […]

Bounce Maps: An Improved Restitution Model for Real-Time Rigid-Body Impact

Jui-Hsien Wang, Rajsekhar Setaluri, Dinesh K Pai, Doug L James We present a novel method to enrich standard rigid-body impact models with a spatially varying coefficient of restitution map, or Bounce Map. Even state-of-the art methods in computer graphics assume that for a single rigid body, post- and pre-impact dynamics are related with a single […]

Infinite Continuous Adaptivity for Incompressible SPH

Rene Winchenbach, Henrik Hockstetter, Andreas Kolb In this paper we introduce a novel method to adaptive incompressible SPH simulations. Instead of using a scheme with a number of fixed particle sizes or levels, our approach allows continuous particle sizes. This enables us to define optimal particle masses with respect to, e.g., the distance to the […]

A Stiffly Accurate Integrator for Elastodynamic Problems

Dominik L. Michels, Vu Thai Luan, Mayya Tokman We present a new integration algorithm for the accurate and efficient solution of stiff elastodynamic problems governed by the second-order ordinary differential equations of structural mechanics. Current methods have the shortcoming that their performance is highly dependent on the numerical stiffness of the underlying system that often […]

Botanical Materials Based on Biomechanics

Bohan Wang, Yili Zhao, Jernej Barbic Botanical simulation plays an important role in many fields including visual effects, games and virtual reality. Previous plant simulation research has focused on computing physically based motion, under the assumption that the material properties are known. It is too tedious and impractical to manually set the spatially-varying material properties […]

Phace: Physics-based Face Modeling and Animation

Alexandru-Eugen Ichim, Petr Kadlecek, Ladislav Kavan, Mark Pauly We present a novel physics-based approach to facial animation. Contrary to commonly used generative methods, our solution computes facial expressions by minimizing a set of non-linear potential energies that model the physical interaction of passive flesh, active muscles, and rigid bone structures. By integrating collision and contact […]

Example-Based Damping Design

Hongyi Xu, Jernej Barbič To date, material modeling in physically based computer animation has largely focused on mass and stiffness material properties. However, deformation dynamics is largely affected also by the damping properties. In this paper, we propose an interactive design method for nonlinear isotropic and anisotropic damping of complex three-dimensional solids simulated using the […]

Perceptual Evaluation of Liquid Simulation Methods

Kiwon Um, Xiangyu Hu, Nils Thuerey This paper proposes a novel framework to evaluate fluid simulation methods based on crowd-sourced user studies in order to robustly gather large numbers of opinions. The key idea for a robust and reliable evaluation is to use a reference video from a carefully selected real-world setup in the user […]