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Metaball Modelling

Metaballs are objects, not necessarily balls, that possess either an attractive or repulsive force as part of their makeup. When attractive metaballs approach one another to the point where they cross one another's attractive force zones, they stretch toward each other organically, eventually beginning to merge.

In the same manner, repulsive metaballs will push and deform nearby metaballs as they try to repulse them on their passage.

Metaball modelling doesn't work too well, as you are dealing with basically a gooey organic mess. However, if you combine metaballs with a solid structure to work from - such as a skeleton - you can create the most realistic forms currently possible, with the added benefit that when the skeleton animates, the metaball organics will automatically move as it should.

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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.





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Rapid interactive scene modelling from video
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.



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The Status of Realistic modelling on Home PCs: Technological Progress 2008 - Nvidea 8800
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 seventh Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2008. It houses 420 pages, and 104 papers.





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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Modelling the Songbird's Vocalization Apparatus
Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark are tackling the virtual voice problem from the other end. They are attempting to understand how the zebra finch makes the noises it does, and accomplishes its range of sounds, by capturing the existing organs in its throat, modelling them in 3D, converting to a virtual environment and attempting to animate the model to produce the same sounds via fluid dynamics.



This book comprises the proceedings of the fifth Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2006. It holds 630 pages, and 163 papers.





Proceedings of the fourth Modelling and Simulation conference IASTED (International Association of Science and TEchnology for Development) ran, back in 2005. Comprising 479 pages, and 172 papers.





 

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(13/01/2009)
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...


(01/09/2009)
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.

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(03/12/2009)
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...


(25/09/2007)
Researchers from the University of Bath have used artificial intelligence agents to explain the complex behaviour of primates.

The researchers, led by Joanna Bryson, used agents ina VR setting to explore how dominant macaques...


(06/04/2010)
Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital domain thanks to an augmented reality design syst...