Hi everybody, Recently we have spent some more time on real-time physics simulation. One of the things we have been working on can be seen in this video of a real-time volumetric simulation of an elastic torus knot. The simulation was realized using the ‘oriented particles’ approach to shape matching developed by Matthias Müller and Nuttapong Chentanez. The implementation will be used in the next version of the Visible Ear Simulator ( ves.cg.alexandra.dk ).
Nice real-time smoke visualization, rendered by our CUDA tracer including a clear sky model. The smoke dataset was delivered by Michael Bang and Brian Bunch Christensen from the Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus.
The Visible Ear Simulator website is available. Download of the free-ware version will be available soon: http://www.alexandra.dk/ves/
The real-time simulation of congenital heart surgery has been a research project since 2003. We have successfully designed and implemented a very detailed cardiac surgical simulation through the utilization of the GPU for general purpose calculations, e.g. soft tissue deformation, displacement mapping and haptic feedback. We have written a number of papers on these subject (see http://www.jespermosegaard.dk/Publications). The research project was a collaboration between computer scientists and surgeons from Aarhus, London and Tübingen.