Advanced Techniques in Physically-Based Animation

Semester:
SS 2019
Type:
Lecture
Lecturer:
Credits:
6 ECTS credits
Contact:
bender@cs.rwth-aachen.de
Course Dates:
Type
Date
Room
Lecture Tue, 10:30 – 12:00, starting April 9 Room 5052 (2356|052), Building E2
Lecture/Exercise Thu, 14:30 - 16:00, starting April 11 Room 5054 (2356|054), Building E2

The physically-based simulation of rigid bodies, deformable solids and fluids is an important and active research topic in computer graphics and an essential part of many modern computer tools in a wide range of application areas such as virtual prototyping, animation software for digital production including special effects in film and animation movies, computer games, and training simulators – just to mention a few. In these application areas interactive simulations are often of particular interest, where a user can interact in real-time with the simulated bodies.

DucksAndTori
Piles
Coiling
Woody
Woody

This lecture course introduces advanced techniques in the research area in physically-based animation. In particular, we will consider the following topics:

  • mathematical foundations
  • basics of rigid body simulations
  • multibody simulations
    • simulation of joints and motors
    • collision and contact handling
    • friction
  • simulation of deformable solids
    • basics
    • continuous material models
    • finite element method
  • fluid simulation
    • basics
    • incompressible fluids
    • viscosity
    • boundary handling
  • fracturing
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