Discrete shells

Eitan Grinspun, Anil N. Hirani, Mathieu Desbrun, Peter Schröder

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a discrete shell model describing the behavior of thin flexible structures, such as hats, leaves, and aluminum cans, which are characterized by a curved undeformed configuration. Previously such models required complex continuum mechanics formulations and correspondingly complex algorithms. We show that a simple shell model can be derived geometrically for triangle meshes and implemented quickly by modifying a standard cloth simulator. Our technique convincingly simulates a variety of curved objects with materials ranging from paper to metal, as we demonstrate with several examples including a comparison of a real and simulated falling hat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages62-67+364
ISBN (Print)1581136595, 9781581136593
StatePublished - Jul 26 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2003Jul 27 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003

Other

Other2003 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/26/037/27/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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