Making Grass and Fur Move

@article{Nozick2006MakingGA,
  title={Making Grass and Fur Move},
  author={Vincent Nozick and Sylvain Michelin and Didier Arqu{\`e}s},
  journal={Journal of WSCG},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={25-32}
}
This paper introduces physical laws into the real–time animation of fur and grass. The main idea to achieve this, is to combine shell-based rendering with a mass-spring system. In a preprocessing step, a volume array is filled with the structure of fur and grass by a method based on exponential functions. The volumetric data is used to generate a series of two dimensional, semitransparent textures that encode the presence of hair or of the blades. In order to render the fur volume in real–time… CONTINUE READING