Physically Based Video Editing

Bazin, Jean-Charles; Plüss (Kuster), Claudia; Yu, Guo; Martin, Tobias; Jacobson, Alec; Gross, Markus Convincing manipulation of objects in live action videos is a difficult and often tedious task. Skilled video editors achieve this with the help of modern professional tools, but complex motions might still lack physical realism since existing tools do not consider the […]

Efficient and Reliable Self-Collision Culling using Unprojected Normal Cones

Tongtong Wang, Zhihua Liu, Min Tang, Roufeng Tong, and Dinesh Manocha We present an efficient and accurate algorithm for self-collision detection in deformable models. Our approach can perform discrete and continuous collision queries on triangulated meshes. We present a simple and linear time algorithm to perform the normal cone test using the unprojected 3D vertices, […]

Interactive Modeling and Authoring of Climbing Plants

Torsten Hädrich, Bedrich Benes, Oliver Deussen, Sören Pirk We present a novel system for the interactive modeling of developmental climbing plants with an emphasis on efficient control and plausible physics response. A plant is represented by a set of connected anisotropic particles that respond to the surrounding environment and to their inner state. Each particle […]

Art-Directed Muscle Simulation for High-End Facial Animation

Matthew Cong, Kiran S. Bhat, Ronald Fedkiw We propose a new framework for the simulation of facial muscle and flesh that so significantly improves the technique that it allows for immediate mainstream use of anatomically and biomechanically accurate muscle models as a bread and butter technique in a high-end production quality pipeline. The key idea […]

Two-way coupling of fluids to reduced deformable bodies

Wenlong Lu, Ning Jin, Ronald Fedkiw We propose a fully monolithic two-way coupling framework that couples incompressible fluids to reduced deformable bodies. Notably, the resulting linear system matrix is both symmetric and positive-definite. Our method allows for the simulation of interesting free-surface as well as underwater phenomena, enabling the use of reduced deformable bodies as […]

Accurate Contact Modeling for Multi-rate Single-point Haptic Rendering of Static and Deformable Environments

Thomas Knott, Torsten Kuhlen Common approaches for the haptic rendering of complex scenarios employ multi-rate simulation schemes. Here, the collision queries or the simulation of a complex deformable object are often performed asynchronously on a lower frequency, while some kind of intermediate contact representation is used to simulate interactions on the haptic rate. However, this can […]

Reconstructing Personalized Anatomical Models for Physics-based Body Animation

Petr Kadlecek, Alexandru-Eugen Ichim, Tiantian Liu, Ladislav Kavan, Jaroslav Krivanek We present a method to create personalized anatomical models ready for physics-based animation, using only on a set of surface 3D scans. We start by building a template anatomical model of an average male which supports deformations due to both 1) subject-specific variations: shapes and sizes of bones, muscles, […]

Eulerian Solid-Fluid Coupling

Yun Teng, David I.W. Levin, Theodore Kim We present a new method that achieves a two-way coupling between deformable solids and an incompressible fluid where the underlying geometric representation is entirely Eulerian. Using the recently developed Eulerian Solids approach [Levin et al. 2011], we are able to simulate multiple solids undergoing complex, frictional contact while […]

Vivace: a Practical Gauss-Seidel Method for Stable Soft Body Dynamics

Marco Fratarcangeli, Valentina Tibaldo, Fabio Pellacini The solution of large sparse systems of linear constraints is at the base of most interactive solvers for physically-based animation of soft body dynamics. We focus on applications with hard and tight per-frame resource budgets, such as video games, where the solution of soft body dynamics needs to be computed in […]

Descent Methods for Elastic Body Simulation on the GPU

Huamin Wang, Yin Yang We show that many existing elastic body simulation approaches can be interpreted as descent methods, under a nonlinear optimization framework derived from implicit time integration. The key question is how to find an effective descent direction with a low computational cost. Based on this concept, we propose a new gradient descent […]