Interactive mesh deformation with pseudo material effects

Jin Huang, Hongxin Zhang, Xiaohan Shi, Xinguo Liu, Hujun Bao
2006 Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds  
This paper presents a novel interactive mesh deformation method that can achieve various dynamic material effects, including elastic membrane and cloth effects. In our framework, a mesh is encoded by some differential quantities based on edge length and dihedral angle; and the deformation is formulated as a least square problem for preserving the edge length and dihedral angle via the differential quantities. In order to obtain anisotropic material effects, we further propose an edge weighting
more » ... cheme based on a user specified vector field. To avoid specifying the local transformations, we set up an iterative scheme for solving the deformation. At last, several examples are presented to show that our approach can interactively generate visually pleasing deformations.
doi:10.1002/cav.141 fatcat:km2a377onfa2rgixt7n6nhlzrm