Elastic and Plastic Surfaces for Modeling and Animation

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Thingvold, Jeffrey Allyn
Title Elastic and Plastic Surfaces for Modeling and Animation
Date 1990
Description This thesis presents eplastics, a modeling and animation tool developed to represent elastic and plastic surfaces under the B-spline representation. Eplastics derives its model from concepts found in physically based modeling of articulated motion, rigid bodies and deformable models. Eplastics works within the Alpha_1 environment and applies this model to the mesh of a B-spline surface to simulate elastic and plastic surfaces. This model consists of a set of points in space connected by springs to maintain distance relationships and by hinges to maintain orientation relationships. This thesis provides a background of previous work, describes the eplastics model in detail, discusses implementation and demonstrates eplastics by presenting the results of various test cases.
Type Text
Subject animation; modeling; eplastics; articulated motion; deformable; alpha_1; b-spline
Subject LCSH Computer graphics
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Thingvold, J. A. (1990). Elastic and Plastic Surfaces for Modeling and Animation.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
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File Name Thingvold-Elastic_and_Plastic.pdf
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Date Created 2016-05-26
Date Modified 2016-05-31
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wd61t5
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