41: Non-Traditional Modeling

Tuesday, Half Day
8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Room 007AB

The state of the art in three areas of modeling that might be considered non-traditional; procedural-volume modeling, implicit-surface modeling, and point-based modeling. The course presents methods for designing, storing, manipulating, and rendering these models, and summarizes their advantages, their practical applications, and future directions for research.

Familiarity with standard graphics techniques for modeling and rendering. Familiarity with parametric and polygon modeling, procedural techniques, and particle systems is helpful but not required.

General procedural modeling techniques; algorithmic representations of geometry; L-systems, fractals, and procedural cloud modeling; data structures and algorithms for implicit modeling, including controlled blending techniques, precise contact modeling, constructive solid geometry, space warping; point-based rendering methods; spectral processing of point-sampled geometry.

Brian Wyvill
University of Calgary

David S. Ebert
Purdue University

Marcus Gross
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Brian Wyvill
University of Calgary

8:30 Introduction
8:45 Procedural Volumetric Modeling
9:45 Implicit Modeling-Beyond Soft Objects
10:15 Break
10:30 Implicit Modeling-Beyond Soft Objects
11:00 Point Modeling
noon Questions and Answers
Wyvill, Ebert, and Gross

Additional information from SIGGRAPH 2002 Courses is available in the Course Notes

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