Physically-Based Modeling for Computer Graphics

Physically-Based Modeling for Computer Graphics

A Structured Approach

1st Edition - October 1, 1992

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  • Authors: Ronen Barzel, Alan Barr
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080916446

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Physically-Based Modeling for Computer Graphics: A Structured Approach addresses the challenge of designing and managing the complexity of physically-based models. This book will be of interest to researchers, computer graphics practitioners, mathematicians, engineers, animators, software developers and those interested in computer implementation and simulation of mathematical models.

Key Features

  • Presents a philosophy and terminology for "Structured Modeling"
  • Includes mathematicl and programming techniques to support and implement the methodology
  • Covers a library of model components, including rigid-body kinematics, rigid-body dynamics, and force-based constraint methods
  • Includes illustrations of several ample models created from these components
  • Foreword by Al Barr


Researchers, computer graphics programmers, CAD/CAM system developers, mathematicians and engineers interested in computer implementation and simulation.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Overview. Overview of "Physically Based Modeling". Structured Modeling: Concepts: A Structured Analysis of Modeling. Structured Physically-Based Modeling. Structured Mathematical Modeling: Principles of Structured Mathematical Modeling. Mathematical "Modules". Structured Naming Strategies. Mathematical "State Spaces". Identifiers (Ids), Indexed Sets, And Trees. Structured Modeling: Computer Graphics Programming: Principles for Program Structured. Programming Techniques for Structured Modeling. Physically Based Models: Mathematical Library: "Coordinate Systems" Package. Kinematic Rigid Bodies Package. Rigid-Bodies Model. Physically Based Models: Computer Models: Library of Computer Models. Bicycle Gear Train: Structured Model. Structured Modeling Examples (Applied to Real Problems). Conclusion and Appendices: Conclusion. Bibliography.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2013
  • Published: October 1, 1992
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080916446

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Ronen Barzel

Alan Barr

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