Advances in Modal Analysis Using a Robust and Multiscale Method

Cécile Picard, Christian Frisson, François Faure, George Drettakis, Paul G. Kry
2010 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing  
This article presents a new approach to modal synthesis for rendering sounds of virtual objects. We propose a generic method that preserves sound variety across the surface of an object, at different scales of resolution and for a variety of complex geometries. The technique performs automatic voxelization of a surface model and automatic tuning of the parameters of hexahedral finite elements, based on the distribution of material in each cell. The voxelization is performed using a sparse
more » ... sing a sparse regular grid embedding of the object, which permits the construction of plausible lower resolution approximations of the modal model. We can compute the audible impulse response of a variety of objects. Our solution is robust and can handle non-manifold geometries that include both volumetric and surface parts. We present a system which allows us to manipulate and tune sounding objects in an appropriate way for games, training simulations, and other interactive virtual environments.
doi:10.1155/2010/392782 fatcat:g6c5pnw3vnazhfgmggbm7mqa74