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What noises can be sliced?

A well-known property of Perlin noise (with FBM) is that if you take a slice of it, the result is still Perlin noise. So, by taking successive slices of 4D noise, you get smoothly shifting 3D noise, ...
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Which techniques do I need to animate a 3D model in my homemade engine

Suppose I am making my own C++ 3D engine; I can already load a 3D model using assimp, display it with phong lighting, and I now want to animate it. I'd like features in my engine to, say, load a run ...
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glTF animation keyframe question

I have an animated cube with 5 keyframes and when I export it to glTF with blender, in the file I can only see 3 keyframes: But when I viewed the gltf model with viewer all 5 keyframes worked well ...
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compression of gif animation

I have a parchment animation at singingdays.co.uk that is a rather large file of about 80mb which obviously is taking a long time to download. I have managed to compress it down to about 60mb using ...
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kinematics and dynamics of a sphere in a spring mass system?

I am attempting to code a simple spring mass system simulation in which a sphere pendulus hangs from a string (a spring) by the top and then another sphere (controlled by the user) can move and ...
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Triangle-based and vertex-based skinning models?

I'm reading the Loper et al. 2015 paper on the Skinned Multi-Person Linear Model and I came across this: What we would like is a vertex-based model that has the expressive power of the triangle ...
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How can I use 3d animation to create a character that uses sign language?

I performed a quick search on programs that translate natural language to sign language (through a 3D animation character). Here are examples: IBM SISI ProDeaf (which is an android app) My question ...
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Was Evans & Sutherland CT5 really created in 1981?

A few days ago I found a video on Twitter showing the Evans & Sutherland CT5 Flight Simulator system. It was labeled as 1981 footage and looked really amazing. The first time I saw similar 3D ...
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pseudoinverse Jacobian and adding more control in computer animation

I am studying inverse kinematics. But I wonder the suggested equations. (The following equations are taken from 'Computer Animation Algorithms and Techniques Third Edition Page, 181') To better ...
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General interpolation practices

Say my animation scenario contains one mesh interpolating into another (possibly approximating over other meshes), using Bezier curves. I know that for smooth surfaces, where normals can be ...
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Interpolating normals during animation

I'm doing linear tweening of a cyllinder to a cone of equal radius and height in OpenGL. I know parametric equations of both of them, so I derived vertex normals accordingly. Now, I know, that proper ...
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Is it possible to draw the intersection of two squares of known dimension using only x,y coordinates and without an if statement?

Say I have two squares, both 10x10, with some small, unknown overlap. Is there a way to draw the intersection of these two squares using the width, height and x,y coordinates of each square, while ...
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How are fluid simulations handled in Computer Graphics?

How are fluid simulations handled in Computer Graphics? For a novice, there are hardly any novice friendly tutorials explaining how particles or fluids can be simulated. Things like smoke, crown ...
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Need help reasoning about video oscillation >60hz

I want to make a basic video oscillator for the web. What I want to do is basically illustrated in a tutorial for Lumen: essentially, I want to define an oscillator to turn on and off a color signal ...
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Pixel dispersion (dissolving) algorithms

This YouTube video of a flip-dot display (physical b/w pixels) shows the reverse of an effect that might be called dissolve or dispersion, i.e. a text emerges from noise by pixels moving in to form ...
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Inverse Kinematics with more than 2 segments

I'm building a 2D inverse kinematics system and can't figure out how to find all the joint positions. I have the math to make a typical IK set up with a single bend (e.g. arm, leg), but I get stuck ...
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Calculating Skeleton-Deformed Mesh Normals

I'm implementing mesh skinning in a project of mine. I can calculate vertex positions based on bone transformations, but I've run into a problem with calculating their normals. From the resources I'...
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smooth zoom animation formulas (and rounding numbers)

I need to generate an easy animation video in Python (I use PIL to create every frame, then combine them using avconv). The animation is just an image being zoomed ...
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How does a rigged model work?

What black magic is behind this? Starting from a pile of polygons, a skeleton, and an initial conformation, how is a new conformation turned into a new pile of polygons?
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Storing 3D animations for ray tracing

I've just finished writing a path tracer that takes OBJ files and renders it. This is convenient for still images, but my end goal was to export a sequence from a 3D application (Blender was what I ...
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How to achieve gimbal lock with Euler angles?

I was studying about Euler angles and I came across the problem gimbal lock which can occur by using Euler angles. In gimbal lock we lose one axis of rotation. But how? And when does it happen? On ...
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How to do keyframe interpolation on matlab?

I want to do keyframe interpolation in matlab. If I understand correctly, it uses splines to approximate the the motion of specific pixel points within the frames(through transforms). Correct me if I'...
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Coordinate system transformation in motion capture files

I am trying to align two motion capture files from different sources. The motion capture file consist of a skeleton specified as a hierarchy of joints. Each joint i.e. "shoulder" has three pieces of ...
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Questions about Preconditioning Conjugate Gradient method in Baraff & Witkin 98?

I encountered some problems when implementing the cloth simulation algorithm from Baraff & Witkin 98's Large Steps in Cloth Simulation. Baraff & Witkin 98 Consider the cloth as a particle ...
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Spine. What is the name of the process?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twUz99ek5do&list=WL&index=5 There is a process from 1:51, where the guy start making polygons around the bodyparts. I think this is this part is where (with ...
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How to design something like this? [closed]

I am very eager to know what technology might been used to implement this piece of wonder: Any idea? I think, it's ray tracing. What do you think?
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How is smooth animation accomplished? [closed]

How are objects moved smoothly from point A to point B given matrix transformations that describe next position?
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Software to compose separate models into an articulated model?

I've inherited a system which animates a humanoid avatar by loading various models and manually calculating transformations for each one. I'm in the process of porting part of this system to Three.js, ...
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How can I model distant rain?

Close up, rain can be modeled as transparent balls of water with appropriate motion blur. This seems impractical for large volumes, which would be necessary for scenes of rain in the distance. At ...