Accurate Collision response on polygonal Meshes

Volino, P. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.

Abstract: We present a very general geometrical correction method for enforcing collisions and other geometrical constraints between polygonal mesh surfaces. It is based on a global resolution scheme that takes advantage of an efficient use of the conjugate gradient algorithm to find the appropriate displacement of the mesh vertices that would satisfy all the constraints simultaneously, and according to momentum conservation laws. This method has been implemented in a cloth simulation system along with a collision response model that enforces a minimum thickness distance between cloth surfaces, which can be efficiently integrated in an simulation scheme based on implicit integration. Some provided examples illustrate the efficiency of the method.

  booktitle = {Computer Animation Conference},
  author = {Volino, P. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Accurate Collision response on polygonal Meshes},
  publisher = {IEEE Publisher},
  pages = {154-163},
  month = may,
  year = {2000},
  topic = {Virtual Clothing}