A heuristic approach to the simulation of water drops and flows on glass panes

Kai Chun Chen, Pei Shan Chen, Sai-Keung Wong*

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Abstract

Water drops and water flows exhibit interesting motion behavior. In this paper, we adopt a simple but effective approach for simulating this behavior on glass panes in a physically plausible manner. We combine a particle system and a height map to compute their movements and shapes. Our approach efficiently handles the merging of water drops and the formation of residual water droplets. We report our results for several examples of water behavior simulated in real time. The experimental results show that our system simulates water drops and water flows with high quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-973
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Graphics (Pergamon)
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Height map
  • Particle system
  • Simulation
  • Water drops
  • Water flows

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