Section: Application Domains
Computer graphics Animation
A new application in Bipop is the simulation of complex scenes involving many interacting objects. Whereas the problem of collision detection has become a mature field those recent years, simulating the collision response (in particular frictious contacts) in a realistic, robust and efficient way, still remains an important challenge. Another related issue we began to study is the simulation of heterogeneous objects such as granular or fibrous materials, which requires the design of new high-scales models for dynamics and contacts; indeed, for such large systems, simulating each interacting particle/fiber individually would be too much time-consuming for typical graphics applications. Finally, our current activity includes the shape control of simulated objects, which is of great importance in the field of artistic design, for the making of movies and video games for example. Such problems typically involve constrained optimization.