A Novel Method
The Integrated Model
Within this new, unified framework for skinning in simulations, there is additional functionality. The simulated skin mesh integrates easily with multiple FEM ( finite element model ) and rigid body components, as well providing a physical relation: forces are propogated between the skin mesh and underlying components, which adds to the fidelity of the model.
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Technical Briefs