“Capture and modeling of non-linear heterogeneous soft tissue” by Bickel, Bächer, Otaduy, Matusik, Pfister, et al. …

  • ©Bernd Bickel, Moritz Bächer, Miguel A. Otaduy, Wojciech Matusik, Hanspeter Pfister, and Markus Gross




    Capture and modeling of non-linear heterogeneous soft tissue



    This paper introduces a data-driven representation and modeling technique for simulating non-linear heterogeneous soft tissue. It simplifies the construction of convincing deformable models by avoiding complex selection and tuning of physical material parameters, yet retaining the richness of non-linear heterogeneous behavior. We acquire a set of example deformations of a real object, and represent each of them as a spatially varying stress-strain relationship in a finite-element model. We then model the material by non-linear interpolation of these stress-strain relationships in strain-space. Our method relies on a simple-to-build capture system and an efficient run-time simulation algorithm based on incremental loading, making it suitable for interactive computer graphics applications. We present the results of our approach for several non-linear materials and biological soft tissue, with accurate agreement of our model to the measured data.


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