Final Project

Each student (possibly with a partner) is expected to propose and complete a final project, likely with substantial programming efforts related to physically-based modeling, simulation and animation. Many topics will be suggested, but students are free to select their own project topic.

Possible projects include but are not limited to an improved implementation of a simulation algorithm from a paper or a synthesis of techniques from several papers. The projects are encouraged to have some research content and novelty.

All students are required to document the progress and results (program executables, images, video clips, reports, etc.) of their final projects using html. Please inform the instructor your project website location, as soon as you finish setting it up.

Important Deadlines:

  • February 28, 2006 - Meet with the instructor to discuss possible project ideas.
  • March 10, 2006 - Project Proposal
  • April 18, 2006 - Progress Report
  • May 3, 2006 - Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • Schedules for presentations:

  • Project Progress Report
  • Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • List of Suggested Course Projects:

  • Automatic Generation/Switching of Simulation LOD
  • Crowd Simulations or Physically-Inspired Planning for Multiple Agents
  • Contact Determination between Deformable Bodies
  • Motion Planning for Articulated and Deformable Objects
  • GPU Accelerated Physically-based Simulation & Haptic Rendering
  • 6-DOF Haptic Rendering
  • Haptic Rendering of Textured Surfaces
  • Physics-Based / Non-Realistic Animation
  • Sinus Surgical Simulator with Force Feedback
  • Modeling Deformation using M-Rep (See Prof. Pizer)

  • Each course project will be graded with the following guideline:

  • Project Proposal Presentation (5%)
  • Project Progress Report (10%)
  • Final Project Presentation (10%)
  • Final Project Web Report (10%)
  • Concept Integration from the Course (15%)
  • System Implementation and Demonstration (25%)
  • Originality and Creativity (25%)