Unified Particle Physics for Real-Time Applications

Miles Macklin, Matthias Müller, Nuttapong Chentanez, Tae-Yong Kim

(to appear SIGGRAPH 2014)


pbf_paperWe present a unified dynamics framework for real-time visual effects. Using particles connected by constraints as our fundamental building block allows us to treat contact and collisions in a unified manner, and we show how this representation is flexible enough to model gases, liquids, deformable solids, rigid bodies and clothing with two-way interactions. We address some common problems with traditional particle based methods and describe a parallel constraint solver based on position based dynamics that is efficient enough for real-time applications.

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