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Adaptive Meshing for Cloth Animation

Villard, Julien and Houman Borouchaki

Proceedings, 11th International Meshing Roundtable, Springer-Verlag, pp.243-252, September 15-18 2002

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11th International Meshing Roundtable
Ithaca, New York, USA.
September 15-18 2002

Centre de recherche en calcul appliquÈ (CERCA)
5160, boul. DÈcarie, bureau 400, MontrÈal, QC, H3X 2H9, Canada.
[tchon|julien|ricardo]@cerca.umontreal.ca

Abstract
Most of numerical simulation methods regarding cloth draping are based on mechanical models. Graphically, the representation of this model is likely to be a uniform grid. Fabrics being a very exible material, a number of wrinkles appear on its surface when submitted to free or constrained motion (collision/applied load, supports). The problem regarding the simulation run is to represent realistically the mechanical system surface and its associated motion which are strongly related to mesh discretization. We propose a new method based on adaptive meshing allowing the mechanical system to behave without any constraint related to a uniform mesh. Numerical examples are given to shaow the efficiency of the method.

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