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Investigations into the simulation of cloth

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Investigations into the simulation of cloth

Vo, Luu Huy Danh (2006) Investigations into the simulation of cloth. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The subject of cloth simulation has seen many advances since the mid 1980's. It would certainly be interesting to know what aspects can be simulated, how they are simulated, as well as what the limitations are. In this thesis, we set the goal to explore the task of building cloth simulators; and hopefully, identify any missing part and its solutions. We begin with the necessary overview of the topic and the reference of related works and their contributions. Two popular models are selected as the base for the construction of two respective cloth simulators. One model is mass-spring type while the second model referenced defines its mechanical forces from energy condition functions. Each model presented brings along a multitude of approaches and techniques to solve the different subtasks that the challenge of building a cloth simulator consists of: The internal mechanisms, the integration method, damping, constraint handling techniques, collision detection and response all figure among the tasks involved in cloth simulation. The two constructed simulators serve for testing and comparison purposes. The results and analyses allow the exploration of additional possible solutions in the quest of finding the most appropriate methods. Finally, we propose the definition of an additional mechanical property of cloth to help simulate the curves and wrinkles observed on real cloth. And, further discussions of possible solutions are presented for certain cloth behaviors and aspects of cloth simulation that were left unspecified previously.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Vo, Luu Huy Danh
Pagination:xi, 245 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Grogono, Peter
ID Code:9198
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:46
Last Modified:30 Nov 2011 16:46
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