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:

  • Oct 11, 2007 - Meet with the instructor to discuss possible project ideas.
  • Oct 22, 2007 - Project Proposal
  • Nov 20, 2007 - Progress Report
  • Dec 12, 2007 - Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • Schedules for presentations:

  • Final Project Presentation & Demo

  • List of Suggested Course Projects:

  • Automatic Generation/Switching of Simulation LOD
  • Hybrid Approach in combining multiple motion generation techniques
  • Crowd Simulations or Physically-Inspired Planning for Multiple Agents
  • Interactive Collision Detection & Contact Response between Deformable Bodies
  • Fast Collision Detection for handling geometry with changing topology
  • Physics-based Motion Planning for Articulated and Deformable Objects
  • GPU Accelerated Physically-based Simulation & Haptic Rendering
  • 6-DOF Haptic Interaction with Soft Tissues and Tissue Cutting
  • Haptic Rendering of Textured Surfaces
  • Physics-Based / Non-Realistic Animation
  • Sinus Surgical Simulator with Force Feedback
  • Real-time Hair Styling & Cutting Using Simulation LODs
  • Physics-based Modeling of Natural Phenomena (weather effects, explosion, etc)

  • 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%)