Optimized Framework for Real Time Hair Simulation

Gupta, R. and Montagnol, M. and Volino, P. and and N. Magnenat-Thalmann

Abstract: Despite tremendous work in hair simulation a unified frame- work for creating realistically simulated hairstyles at interactive rates is yet not available: the main reason is that complex dynamic and optical behavior of hair are computationally expensive to simulate. To have such a framework, it is essential to find optimized solutions, especially for the various physics-based tasks, which is the main bottleneck in the simulation. In this paper, we discuss various technical advancements and achievements that have been made in formulating key techniques to handle the different challenging issues involved in simulation of hair at interactive rates. Effort has been put in all the three modules of the hair simulation - hair shape modeling, hair dynamics and hair rendering.

  booktitle = {Proc. of Computer Graphics International (CGI'06), LNCS},
  author = {Gupta, R. and Montagnol, M. and Volino, P. and and N. Magnenat-Thalmann},
  title = {Optimized Framework for Real Time Hair Simulation},
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {702-710},
  month = jun,
  year = {2006}