Section: New Software and Platforms

Elasticity Skinning

Scientific Description

Geometric skinning techniques are very popular in the industry for their high performances, but fail to mimic realistic deformations. With elastic implicit skinning the skin stretches automatically (without skinning weights) and the vertices distribution is more pleasing. Our approach is more robust, for instance the angle's range of joints is larger than implicit skinning.

This software has been ported as a plugin for the Modo software (The Foundry) in collaboration with Toulouse Tech Transfer. This plugin has been bought by The Foundry, which maintains and sells it.

  • Participants: Rodolphe Vaillant, Loïc Barthe, Florian Canezin, Gaël Guennebaud, Marie-Paule Cani, Damien Rohmer, Brian Wyvill, Olivier Gourmel and Mathias Paulin

  • Partners: Université de Bordeaux - CNRS - INP Bordeaux - Université de Toulouse - Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon

  • Contact: Gaël Guennebaud

  • URL: http://rodolphe-vaillant.fr/?e=59