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Submitted by Maciej Matyka, posted on December 04, 2003

Image Description, by Maciej Matyka

Those two pictures show my talk at SIGRAD conference held in UMEA (Sweden) on the 20-21.11.2003.

We (me and Mark Ollila) present and describe results of pressure Soft Body model. In the picture you can see a shot taken by my friend J. Kominiarczuk on the conference when I had a presentation of the results.

Publication details: Matyka, M. and Ollila, M. "A pressure model for soft body simulation", Proc. of Sigrad, Umea, November 2003,

Abstract: Motivated by existing models used for soft body simulation which are rather complex to implement, we present a novel technique which is based on simple laws of physics and gives high quality results in real-time. We base the implementation on simple thermodynamics laws and use the Clausius-Clapeyron state equation for pressure calculation. In addition, this provides us with a pressure force that is accumulated into a force accumulator of a 3D mesh object by using an existing spring-mass engine. Finally after integration of Newtons second law we obtain the behavior of a soft body with fixed or non-fixed air pressure inside of it.

CR Categories: I.6.8 [Simulation and Modeling]: Types of Simulation: Animation; I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational Geometry and Object Modeling: Physically based modeling I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism: Animation.

Keywords: physically based modeling, animation

You can download free pdf paper form my web page (I've put here also presentation slides and results animations and more photos from SIGRAD):

Or if you prefer direct link to the pdf file:

I'd like to thank Mark Ollila for his help with the publication and whole SigRAD organize community for making it so interesting this year. See you next year.

Maciej Matyka

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