Piles of objects

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Piles of objects
We present a method for directly modeling piles of objects in multibody simulations. Piles of objects represent some of the more interesting, but also most time-consuming portion of simulation. We propose a method for reducing computation in many of these situations by explicitly modeling the piles that the objects may form into. By modeling pile behavior rather than the behavior of all individual objects, we can achieve realistic results in less time, and without directly modeling the frictional component that leads to desired pile shapes. Our method is simple to implement and can be easily integrated with existing rigid body simulations. We observe notable speedups in several rigid body examples, and generate a wider variety of piled structures than possible with strict impulsebased simulation. CR Categories: I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism-Animation; I.6.8 [Simulation and Modeling]: Types of Simulation-Animation
Shu-Wei Hsu, John Keyser
Added 22 May 2011
Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TOG
Authors Shu-Wei Hsu, John Keyser
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