Animation

blocksplashDuring my time at Georgia Tech, I started collaborating with computer scientists on computationally efficient physically-based models for animation of various fluid flows. Working with GT CoC faculty Greg Turk and Irfan Essa, graduate students Mark Carlson, Nipun Kwatra, Huamin Wang and Chris Wojtan, and undergraduate student Nathan Bell, our collaborations included simulations of melting, efficient coupling of rigid bodies and fluids (image on right), granular flows, various fluid-boundary interactions, controlled cloth animations, and virtual rheoscopic visualization of flows. Associated videos are available for download below, listed with the associated publications. An NSF Mathematical Sciences Priority Area grant supported part of our collaboration with Greg Turk’s group to further expand the techniques and applications of such simulations for scientific investigation and visualization of flows at and near interfaces.

Fluid simulation with articulated bodies, N. Kwatra, C. Wojtan, M. Carlson, I. Essa, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 16, 70-80 (2010) [video].
Virtual rheoscopic fluids, F. Hecht, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 16, 147-160 (2010) [video].
Animating corrosion and erosion, C. Wojtan, M. Carlson, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, Eurographics Workshop on Natural Phenomena, 15-22 (2007) [video].
Keyframe control of complex particle systems using the adjoint method, C. Wojtan, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, 15-23 (2006) [main video, additional video].
Particle-based simulation of granular materials, W. N. Bell, Y. Yu and P. J. Mucha, ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, 77-86 (2005) [video].
Water drops on surfaces, H. Wang, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 24, 921-929 (2005) [video].
Rigid Fluid: Animating the interplay between rigid bodies and fluid, M. Carlson, P. J. Mucha and G. Turk, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 23, 377-384 (2004) [video].
Melting and Flowing, M. Carlson, P. J. Mucha, B. Van Horn and G. Turk, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, 167-174 (2002).