Animation System And Method For A Animating Object Fracture
O'brien, James F.
Hodgins, Jessica K.
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Animation systems and methods are provided for modeling and animating objects, including breaking, tearing or cracking of the objects. In a preferred embodiment, the present invention includes setting initial conditions for an object, with the initial conditions including a first parameter defining a fracture condition. Preferably, the object is defined by at least one node. A second parameter corresponding to forces present at the node is determined. When the second parameter equals or exceeds the first parameter, a fracture is generated within the object with the fracture originating at the node.
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