Piles of objects

Shu-Wei Hsu, John Keyser

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We present a method for directly modeling piles of objects in multi-body 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 impulse-based simulation. © 2010 ACM.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 papers on - SIGGRAPH ASIA '10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Print)9781450304399
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by NSF Grant IIS-0917286. Work supported in part by IAMCS-KAUST grant.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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