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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


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.

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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