Finite element modelling
The term for breakuing highly complex objects down into smaller shapes to calculate their behaviour with simopler algorithms. Triangles are often used by convention.
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There is a fundamental physical barrier in the continuing improvement in computer speed. Silicon, the semiconductor material computer chips are made from, has a finite limit, a finite speed at which it can transmit electrical signals. This maxes out at around 100Ghz, at absolute best. Is there any way around it? Surprisingly, yes.
Not a platform or modelling software specific book, Modelling Digital Dinosaurs is Ken?s first book, and it takes you through the basics of creating 3D representations of something which has fascinated and captivated for centuries ? dinosaurs. The book does this in a patient, kind, step by step manner, demonstrating techniques which really aid the beginning to intermediate modeller. Contains a free copy of Amapi version 1.5 on the CD in case the reader does not have a 3D modeller.
An older article, giving a set of concrete reasons why there perhaps should be finite limits on how far a gameworld player can advance.
A new modelling system, VideoTrace; the result of a collaboration between The Australian Centre for Visual Technologies at the University of Adelaide, and The Oxford Brookes Computer Vision Group, is capable of taking the output of any handheld digital camcorder, and turn it into a 3D model.
A look at where AI is heading, and the various methods available to games, and other resource-intensive, real-time applications. Contains example code for finite state machines. A good article.
A look at the various addictions that can be used to entrap a player.
Recreating utterly realistic, and believable humanoid avatars has been a goal of graphic design and modelling since time immemorial. We take a look at the limit of the real-time capabilities of the Nvidia 8800, as to progression made, to date.
The proceedings of the second Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2002. This inch and a half thick paperback tome contains a 115 full papers from experts around the world.
The proceedings of the first Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2002. This inch thick paperback tome contains a myriad of papers from experts around the world.
This book comprises the proceedings of the sixth Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2007. It details 174 papers within 680 pages.
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May 24 - May 26, 2006
The IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2006) will act as a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of mode...
What will happen when the world's most popular art museums become just too overcrowded for a viewer to get a decent look at an artwork, let alone enjoy the luxury of slow, uninterrupted contemplation?
With the rapidly improv...
July 6 ? 8, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada
The 20th IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2009) will be a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of mo...
Modelling the fabrication processes for integrated circuits can slash production development time and costs by up to 40%. But as transistors, already at nano-scales, become ever smaller, researchers are modelling new worlds.
CSIRO scientists have created 'rogue waves' more than 20 metres high and smashed them into virtual oil and gas production platforms to compare different mooring designs.
The computer modelling project compares how different...