Visuo-Haptic Interface for Hair

Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Montagnol, M. and Bonanni, U. and Gupta, R.

Abstract: In this paper, we focus on adaptive visio-haptic simulation of hair using force feedback haptic devices, and propose an easy-to-use interactive hair modelling interface. The underlying idea is to explore ways of integrating visual hair simulation and haptic into one multirate-multilayer-multithread application allowing for intuitive interactive hair modeling. The user is allowed to interact with the simulated hair on a virtual humanś head through a haptic interface. By adding the sense of touch in the proposed system, we enter the domain of multimodal perception and stimulate both vision and touch of the user. This will allow the user to see a realistic hair simulation performing at interactive rates and easily use virtual tools to model the hair style. The proposed research tackles many significant challenges in the domains of multimodal simulation, collision detection, hair simulation and haptic rendering.

  booktitle = {International Conference on Cyberworlds 2007},
  author = {Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Montagnol, M. and Bonanni, U. and Gupta, R.},
  title = {Visuo-Haptic Interface for Hair},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  pages = {3-12},
  month = oct,
  year = {2007},
  topic = {Hair Simulation}