• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Real-Time Simulation of Thin Rods

Vol. 7, No. 4, April 29, 2013
10.3837/tiis.2013.04.014, Download Paper (Free):


This paper proposes a real-time simulation technique for thin rods undergoing large rotational deformation. Rods are thin objects such as ropes and hairs that can be abstracted as one-dimensional structures. Development of a real-time physical model that can produce visually convincing animation of thin rods has been a challenging problem in computer graphics. We adopt continuum mechanics to formulate the governing equation, and develop a modal warping technique for rods to integrate the governing equation in real-time; This is a novel extension of the previous modal warping techniques developed for solids and shells. Experimental results show that the proposed method runs in real-time even for large meshes and it can simulate large bending and/or twisting deformations.


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[IEEE Style]
M. G. Choi and O. Song, "Real-Time Simulation of Thin Rods," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 849-859, 2013. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2013.04.014.

[ACM Style]
Min Gyu Choi and Oh-young Song. 2013. Real-Time Simulation of Thin Rods. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 7, 4, (2013), 849-859. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2013.04.014.

[BibTeX Style]
@article{tiis:20288, title="Real-Time Simulation of Thin Rods", author="Min Gyu Choi and Oh-young Song and ", journal="KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems", DOI={10.3837/tiis.2013.04.014}, volume={7}, number={4}, year="2013", month={April}, pages={849-859}}