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REAL-TIME TREE SIMULATION USING VERLET INTEGRATION

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Date Issued:
2007
Abstract/Description:
One of the most important challenges in real-time simulation of large trees and vegetation is the vast number of calculations required to simulate the interactions between all the branches in the tree when external forces are applied to it. This paper will propose the use of algorithms employed by applications like cloth and soft body simulations, where objects can be represented by a finite system of particles connected via spring-like constraints, for the structural representation and manipulation of trees in real-time. We will then derive and show the use of Verlet integration and the constraint configuration used for simulating trees while constructing the necessary data structures that encapsulate the procedural creation of these objects. Furthermore, we will utilize this system to simulate branch breakage due to accumulated external and internal pressure.
Title: REAL-TIME TREE SIMULATION USING VERLET INTEGRATION.
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Name(s): Manavi, Bobak, Author
Kincaid, J. Peter, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: One of the most important challenges in real-time simulation of large trees and vegetation is the vast number of calculations required to simulate the interactions between all the branches in the tree when external forces are applied to it. This paper will propose the use of algorithms employed by applications like cloth and soft body simulations, where objects can be represented by a finite system of particles connected via spring-like constraints, for the structural representation and manipulation of trees in real-time. We will then derive and show the use of Verlet integration and the constraint configuration used for simulating trees while constructing the necessary data structures that encapsulate the procedural creation of these objects. Furthermore, we will utilize this system to simulate branch breakage due to accumulated external and internal pressure.
Identifier: CFE0001802 (IID), ucf:47381 (fedora)
Note(s): 2007-08-01
M.S.
Sciences, Other
Masters
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Subject(s): Verlet Integration
Tree Simulation
Tree Modeling
Finite-Element System
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001802
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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