Interactive Hair Styler based on Fluid Flow

Hadap, S. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.

Abstract: In this paper, a new hair styling method is presented. The method draws on remarkable similarities between static hair shape and snapshots of fluid flow around an obstacle. Accordingly, the hair shape is modeled as streamlines of a fluid flow. The model offers an ability to control overall hair shape around the head. At the same time, it gives a possibility of modeling rich details such as waves and curls. Moreover, the continuum property of fluid flow gives a sound basis for modeling complex hair-hair interaction. Based on the model, we develop a fast, intuitive and easy-to-use hair styler. The designer can create intricate hairstyles quickly and easily, without worrying about hair-body and hair-hair interactions. The techniques are also relevant to interactive fluid flow modeling for computer graphics.

  booktitle = {Eurographics Workshop on Computer Animation and Simulation 2000},
  author = {Hadap, S. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N.},
  title = {Interactive Hair Styler based on Fluid Flow},
  publisher = {Springer},
  pages = {87-99},
  month = aug,
  year = {2000},
  topic = {Hair Simulation}