Featured-Based Vector Simulation of Water Waves

Qizhi Yu, Nathalie Praizelin, Frank Rochet, Fabrice Neyret,
Research Report, INRIA, Feb. 2009, RR-6855.
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We present a feature-based vector simulation approach for simulating local wave phenomena which often appear in running streams. By using this approach, we simulate the quasi-stationary waves caused by obstacles in shallow water. The geometric features of the waves are constructed and animated using vector representation. The vector data is then converted to feature aligned meshes for capturing the shape of the waves. Our approach provides high-resolution details with real-time performance, and allows users to intuitively control the simulation behavior.

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