“Simulation as Animation” presented by Caldwell, Linehan and Parent


Session Title:

  • Graphics, Animation, Image Processing

Presentation Title:

  • Simulation as Animation




  • Throughout the history of art, creative advances have paralleled technological advances in media, permitting the artist to illuminate new visual concepts. Such a situation exists today with the computer’s assistance in synthesizing knowledge from different disciplines. Physically-based simulation permits such an integration and provides a new animation approach for the artist. This paper outlines a functional foundation for artists to use different simulation systems in the design of computer animation. The functional model seeks to bridge the qualitative – often idiosyncratic – conceptual orientation of the artist with the quantitative orientation of computer simulation.

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