Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich


Physically-based Simulation - AS15 - Course Notes


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Session Topic
September 16 Introduction [Slides]

Mass-Spring Systems: Part 1 [Slides]
Additional Material:
[A nice overview of Deformable Models in Computer Graphics, by Nealen et al. (2006)]
September 23 Mass-Spring Systems: Part 2 [Slides (Part 1)] - [Slides (Part 2)]
Additional Material:
[Simple oscillator (Maple script)]
September 30 Mass-Spring Systems: Part 3 [Slides (Part 1)] - [Slides (Part 2)]
Additional Material:
[Hauth's EG '01 paper]
[Baraff & Witkin: Large Steps in Cloth Simulation]
[Baraff's Siggraph '01 course notes: Constrained Dynamics]
[Baraff's Siggraph '01 course notes: Differential Equation Basics]
gmsh - a tetmesher (volume mesher). Ask the staff for example files if need
Triangle by Shewchuck - most popular 2D delaunay triangulator
October 7 Mass-Spring Systems: Part 3 (continued) [Slides]

Applied Partial Differential Equations [Slides (Part 1)] - [Slides (Part 2)]
Additional material: 2D & 3D meshers:
Graphite - a good 3D surfaces mesher
Stellar - another tetmesher
CGAL - professional 2D & 3D mesher (and many other geometrical algorithms), but hard to set up
October 14 Rigid Body Simulation [Slides]
Additional Material:
[Baraff's Siggraph '01 course notes: Rigid Body Simulation]
[Baraff's Siggraph course notes: 2nd tutorial (Nonpenetration Constraints)]
Chris Hecker: Rigid Body Dynamics
David Eberly: Game Physics
October 21 Fluid Simulation: Part 1 [Slides]
Additional Material:
[Bridson's Siggraph '07 course notes: Fluid Simulation]
October 28 Continuum Mechanics and FEM for 3D Deformable Solids [Slides]
November 4 Fluid Simulation: Part 2 [Slides]
Additional Material:
[Particle-Based Fluid Simulation for Interactive Applications, by Müller et al. (2003)]
[State of The Art Report: SPH Fluids in Computer Graphics, by Ihmsen et al. (2014)]
November 18 Collision Detection [Slides]
November 25 Elastically Deformable Thin Shells and Rods [Slides]
Additional Material:
December 2 Fluid Simulation: Part 3 [Slides]