Virtual Hair Handle: A Model for Haptic Hairstyling

Bonanni, U. and Kmoch, P.

Abstract: The process of styling virtual hair is a tedious task for 3D artists, who would significantly profit from more natural and intuitive ways of creating virtual hairstyles - such as, for example, the possibility to simply comb virtual hair using a haptic device. However, despite significant advances in hair simulation during the last decades, physically based haptic interaction with hair is still an unresolved problem. In this paper, we propose a real-time simulation framework allowing to interactively style virtual hair and feel a force-feedback through a haptic device. Unlike previous approaches, we adapt our hair simulation model to fulfil the requirements of haptic interaction. Our model reproduces, on a physical basis, hair behaviour and interaction forces arising when touching hair.

  booktitle = {Proc. Eurographics 2008 (Short Papers)},
  author = {Bonanni, U. and Kmoch, P.},
  title = {Virtual Hair Handle: A Model for Haptic Hairstyling},
  publisher = {Eurographics Association},
  pages = {135-138},
  year = {2008},
  topic = {Hair Simulation}