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Modeling hair using a wisp hair model

Haber, Jörg and Schmitt, Carina and Koster, Martin and Seidel, Hans-Peter

MPI-I-2004-4-001. May 2004, 40 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry

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We describe a tool for interactively designing virtual hairstyles. The
underlying hair model is efficient enough to render different hairstyles in
real time. One of the major problems of modeling human hair is the large number
of hair strands in a hairstyle. Despite of increasing hardware and graphics
performance, it is still difficult to display about 100,000 hair strands
at a sufficient speed for real time applications. Our approach to this
problem is to combine single hair strands to hair wisps. Each hair wisp
is represented by a 2D triangle strip that is textured with color and
alpha maps. To achieve a higher degree of realism, our modeling system
takes into account both hair-head collisions and hair-hair collisions.
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  AUTHOR = {Haber, J{\"o}rg and Schmitt, Carina and Koster, Martin and Seidel, Hans-Peter},
  TITLE = {Modeling hair using a wisp hair model},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Stuhlsatzenhausweg 85, 66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-2004-4-001},
  MONTH = {May},
  YEAR = {2004},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},