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Fast Volume Preservation for a Mass-Spring System

Abstract: This article presents a new method to model fast volume preservation of a mass-spring system to achieve a realistic and efficient deformable object animation, without using internal volumetric meshing. With this method the simulated behavior is comparable to a finite-element-method-based model at a fraction of the computational cost.

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Min Hong, Sunwha Jung, Min-Hyung Choi, and Samuel Welch, Fast Volume Preservation for a Mass-Spring System. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, pp83-91, September/October, 2006.