Efficient Simulation of Inextensible Cloth

Rony Goldenthal
Columbia University
The Hebrew University
David Harmon
Columbia University
Raanan Fattal
University of California, Berkeley
Michel Bercovier
The Hebrew University
Eitan Grinspun
Columbia University
ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007 )


Many textiles do not noticeably stretch under their own weight. Unfortunately, for better performance many cloth solvers disregard this fact. We propose a method to obtain very low strain along the warp and weft direction using Constrained Lagrangian Mechanics and a novel fast projection method. The resulting algorithm acts as a velocity filter that easily integrates into existing simulation code.

    author  = {Rony Goldenthal and David Harmon and Raanan Fattal and Michel Bercovier and Eitan Grinspun},
    title   = {Efficient Simulation of Inextensible Cloth},
    journal = {ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007)},
    year    = {2007},
    volume  = {26},
    number  = {3},
    pages   = {to appear},


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