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Finite Elements in Task-Level Animation

Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.


Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of grasping rigid and deformable objects in a task-level animation system. After an introduction on task planning and grasping, it emphasizes the use of FEM for modeling both elastically and plastically deformations of objects, and impacts with or without penetration between deformable objects. A numerical method based on finite element theory allows us to take into account the active forces of the fingers on the object and the reactive forces of the object on the fingers.


@inproceedings{107,
  booktitle = {Finite Elements in Analysis and Design},
  author = {Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.},
  title = {Finite Elements in Task-Level Animation},
  publisher = {Elsevier},
  volume = {Vol. 19},
  pages = {227-242},
  year = {1995},
  topic = {Modelling techniques}
}