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Animation of shape-controlled smoke flow
Author(s): Yongxia Zhou; Kangjian Wang; Lingmin He; Juan Wang
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Paper Abstract

We present a new method to produce smoke animations. By adding some forces, we efficiently controlled the smoke's target shape and kept smoke alive. Given an arbitrary object's shape represented by a geometric model, our method can generate an animation in which smoke flows out somewhere and quickly forms the shape. It looks like a cloud of moving smoke that fundamentally maintains the shape and fluid-like behavior. By adding two control forces to the physics-based free flow, the shape can be controlled well while smoke flowing. In our system, the free flow and the shape-controlled flow can be easily switched to each other. The additional computation to controlling the shape is negligible compared with the free flow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8009, Third International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2011), 80093C (8 July 2011);
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Yongxia Zhou, China Jiliang Univ. (China)
Kangjian Wang, China Jiliang Univ. (China)
Lingmin He, China Jiliang Univ. (China)
Juan Wang, China Jiliang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8009:
Third International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2011)
Ting Zhang, Editor(s)

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