Untangling Cloth

David Baraff, Andrew Witkin, Michael Kass


Deficient cloth-to-cloth collision response is the most serious shortcoming of most cloth simulation systems. Past approaches to cloth-cloth collision have used history to decide wheter nearby cloth regions have interpenetrated. The biggest pitfall of history-based methods is that an error anywhere along the way can give rise to persistent tangles...This paper describes a history-free cloth collision response algorithm based on global intersection analysis of cloth meshes at each simulation step...

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Available in the Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2003