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Next week in 777 (Week of April 7)

Monday:
No readings - it will be video/discussion day.

Wednesday:
Andy Witkin and David Baraff.
SIGGRAPH Physics Notes: Differential Equation Basics, Particle System Dynamics, Implicit Methods. (note: these are pages 7-31 in the notes).

Friday:
David Baraff and Andy Witkin. Large Steps in Cloth Simulation. SIGGRAPH 1998.

Optional:
Stable but responsive cloth, Choi & Ko, SIGGRAPH '02

Physics Notes Online

I put the whole copy of Witkin and Baraff's course notes on physics here.
This is 291 pages, not all of it is worth printing.
The parts that are important are:

• Section B - Differential Equation Basics (pages 7-14)
• Section C - Particle System Dynamics (pages 8-26)
• Section D - Implicit Methods (pages 27-31)
• Section F - Constrained Dynamics (pages 32-43)
(note - there is no section E)

This week in 777

Monday: we'll have a brainstorming session for project ideas.

Wednesday: Alex Mohr will talk about his work on character skinning, including a review of the standard ways of doing skinning and the new things we've done. The readings

Friday: I am not sure what we'll talk about. Probably geometric deformations.

The readings for this week are all for Wednesday's lecture.
J.P. Lewis, Matt Cordner, Nickson Fong.
Pose Space Deformation: A Unified Approach to Shape Interpolation and Skeleton-Driven Deformation. SIGGRAPH 2000.

Alex Mohr and Michael Gleicher. Building Efficient, Accurate Character Skins from Examples. To Appear in SIGGRAPH 2003.

optional:
Alex Mohr, Luke Tokheim, and Michael Gleicher. Direct Manipulation of Interactive Character Skins. 2003 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics.

You don't need to read them all in detail before Wednesday's lecture.

Rather than reading the papers that I will discuss on Friday, I'd prefer that you worked on planning your projects

Preliminary Project 2 instructions

Have been posted.

Information on Film Readings

After spring break, we'll spend a week talking about film. For this, there's a paper to read, and I also want you to read some of a film book. I've put the information on the class reader page, with details here.
In the spirit of this, those of you who have taken an intro film class should read a different book than what you used in class (maybe lend it to someone who doesn't have a film book).

Readings for The Week of March 1

I've rescheduled things a bit.

On Monday, we'll discuss the constraint-based retargeting stuff that you have already read (the footskate cleanup paper and the retargeting paper).

I'm still not sure what we'll do on Friday. But I'm thinking that there won't be any readings (so you can work on your projects)

Galleries for Art Assignments 2 and 3

(c) 2003 Michael L. Gleicher