The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

The Virtual Crepe Factory: 6DoF Haptic Interaction With Fluids

West Building, Ballroom B

The Virtual Crepe Factory illustrates a novel approach for six-degree-of-freedom haptic interaction with fluids. It showcases a two-handed interactive haptic scenario: a recipe that uses different types of fluid in order to make a special pancake (a "crepe"). The scenario guides the user through all the steps required to prepare a crepe: from stirring and pouring the dough to spreading different toppings, without forgetting the always-challenging flipping of the crepe. For the first time, users can experience 6DoF haptic interactions with fluids of varying viscosity. The technique is based on a smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) physically based simulation.

Gabriel Cirio
INRIA

Maud Marchal
NSA/INRIA

Sebastien Hillaire
INRIA and Orange Labs

Anatole Lécuyer
INRIA