Wojtan, ChrisIST Austria ; Müller Fischer, Matthias ; Brochu, Tyson
Animating detailed liquid surfaces has always been a challenge for computer graphics researchers and visual effects artists. Over the past few years, researchers in this field have focused on mesh-based surface tracking to synthesize extremely detailed liquid surfaces as efficiently as possible. This course provides a solid understanding of the steps required to create a fluid simulator with a mesh-based liquid surface. The course begins with an overview of several existing liquid-surface-tracking techniques and the pros and cons of each method. Then it explains how to embed a triangle mesh into a finite-difference-based fluid simulator and describes several methods for allowing the liquid surface to merge together or break apart. The final section showcases the benefits and further applications of a mesh-based liquid surface, highlighting state-of-the-art methods for tracking colors and textures, maintaining liquid volume, preserving small surface features, and simulating realistic surface-tension waves.
SIGGRAPH: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Vancouver, BC, Canada
2011-08-07 – 2011-08-11
Wojtan CJ, Müller Fischer M, Brochu T. Liquid simulation with mesh-based surface tracking. In: ACM; 2011. doi:10.1145/2037636.2037644
Wojtan, C. J., Müller Fischer, M., & Brochu, T. (2011). Liquid simulation with mesh-based surface tracking. Presented at the SIGGRAPH: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Vancouver, BC, Canada: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2037636.2037644
Wojtan, Christopher J, Matthias Müller Fischer, and Tyson Brochu. “Liquid Simulation with Mesh-Based Surface Tracking.” ACM, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1145/2037636.2037644.
C. J. Wojtan, M. Müller Fischer, and T. Brochu, “Liquid simulation with mesh-based surface tracking,” presented at the SIGGRAPH: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011.
Wojtan CJ, Müller Fischer M, Brochu T. 2011. Liquid simulation with mesh-based surface tracking. SIGGRAPH: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Wojtan, Christopher J., et al. Liquid Simulation with Mesh-Based Surface Tracking. 8, ACM, 2011, doi:10.1145/2037636.2037644.