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 […]

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 […]

Multi-species simulation of porous sand and water mixtures

A. Pradhana Tampubolon, T. Gast, G. Klar, C. Fu, J. Teran, C. Jiang, K. Museth We present a multi-species model for the simulation of gravity driven landslides and debris flows with porous sand and water interactions. We use continuum mixture theory to describe individual phases where each species individually obeys conservation of mass and momentum […]

Robust eXtended Finite Elements for Complex Cutting of Deformables

Dan Koschier, Jan Bender, Nils Thuerey In this paper we present a robust remeshing-free cutting algorithm on the basis of the eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM) and fully implicit time integration. One of the most crucial points of the XFEM is that integrals over discontinuous polynomials have to be computed on subdomains of the polyhedral […]

Enriching Facial Blendshape Rigs with Physical Simulation

Yeara Kozlov, Derek Bradley, Moritz Bächer, Thabo Beeler, Markus Gross Oftentimes facial animation is created separately from overall body motion. Since convincing facial animation is challenging enough in itself, artists tend to create and edit the face motion in isolation. Or if the face animation is derived from motion capture, this is typically performed in […]

Example-Based Expressive Animation of 2D Rigid Bodies

Marek Dvorožňák, Pierre Bénard, Pascal Barla, Oliver Wang, Daniel Sýkora We present a novel approach to facilitate the creation of stylized 2D rigid body animations. Our approach can handle multiple rigid objects following complex physically-simulated trajectories with collisions, while retaining a unique artistic style directly specified by the user. Starting with an existing target animation […]