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Applications of Advanced Physics in Visual Effects
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

AgX Multiphysics is a toolkit for performing physics-based simulations, developed by Algoryx Simulations AB. AgX provides stable physics simulations and is used for industrial and engineering simulations around the world.This thesis examines the possibilities for AgX to be used in the visual effects market for films and commercials. The thesis includes a survey of opinions of professionals from the visual effects company Digital Domain. The three most wanted capabilities from AgX was according to the survey; stiff constraints, fluid-rigid body interaction and hair simulation. Furthermore, all new tools must improve or be equal on all aspects compared to the old tools, and have good scalability.Several simulations were run to compare the stiff constraints and scalability of AgX with the currently used tools. The results show that AgX handles stiff constraints a lot better than the old tool and is also highly scalable.In summary, for saving time from doing tedius tasks and for using physics to an extent earlier not possible, AgX would be a good addition to the current use of physics in visual effects.

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, UMNAD, 884
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48329OAI: diva2:448459
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Computing Science and Engineering
Available from: 2011-10-17 Created: 2011-10-17 Last updated: 2011-10-17Bibliographically approved

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