Mesh-free deformations

Authors: Chang, J. and Zhang, J.J.

Journal: Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds

Volume: 15

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 211-218

ISSN: 1546-4261

DOI: 10.1002/cav.23

Abstract:

Existing physically based deformation techniques, such as the finite element method (FEM) and the mass-spring systems (MSS), require the deformed object to be properly meshed. This is arguably the most expensive manual intervention process. In this paper, we propose a mesh-free deformation technique where only unconnected points are involved. The idea is to develop an approximate analytical solution using the Kelvin solution. Due to the fact that no mesh is involved, deforming a complex shape is as straightforward as deforming a simple one. Furthermore, the trade-off between efficiency and accuracy is easy to achieve by redistributing the points concerned. Experiments show that this method is fast and offers similar accuracy to the FEM. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Mesh-free deformations

Authors: Chang, J. and Zhang, J.J.

Journal: COMPUTER ANIMATION AND VIRTUAL WORLDS

Volume: 15

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 211-218

ISSN: 1546-4261

DOI: 10.1002/cav.23

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Mesh-free deformations

Authors: Zhang, J.J. and Chang, J.

Journal: Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds

Volume: 15

Pages: 211-218

ISSN: 1546-4261

DOI: 10.1002/cav.23

Abstract:

Existing physically based deformation techniques, such as the finite element method (FEM) and the mass-spring systems (MSS), require the deformed object to be properly meshed. This is arguably the most expensive manual intervention process. In this paper, we propose a mesh-free deformation technique where only unconnected points are involved. The idea is to develop an approximate analytical solution using the Kelvin solution. Due to the fact that no mesh is involved, deforming a complex shape is as straightforward as deforming a simple one. Furthermore, the trade-off between efficiency and accuracy is easy to achieve by redistributing the points concerned. Experiments show that this method is fast and offers similar accuracy to the FEM.

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Preferred by: Jian Chang and Jian Jun Zhang

Mesh-free deformations.

Authors: Chang, J. and Zhang, J.J.

Journal: Comput. Animat. Virtual Worlds

Volume: 15

Pages: 211-218

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