Interference-Aware Geometric Modeling

David Harmon, Daniele Panozzo, Olga Sorkine, Denis Zorin

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While often a requirement for geometric models, there has been little research in resolving the interaction of deforming surfaces during real-time modeling sessions. To address this important topic, we introduce an interference algorithm specifically designed for the domain of geometric modeling. This algorithm is general, easily working within existing modeling paradigms to maintain their important properties. Our algorithm is fast, and is able to maintain interactive rates on complex deforming meshes of over 75K faces, while robustly removing intersections. Lastly, our method is controllable, allowing fine-tuning to meet the specific needs of? the user. This includes support for minimum separation between surfaces and control over the relative rigidity of interacting objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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