A real-time rope model suitable for game engine usage
Garrido, Randy A.
Zyda, Michael J.
Sullivan, Joseph A.
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This thesis attempts to lay a foundation for producing a real-time rope model suitable for game engine usage. The model presented here is only one of the many possible approaches in modeling a rope. The basic premise used was derived from Erkin Tunca's source code. The concept is then attempted on the Open Dynamics Engine (ODE) built by Russell Smith. This work shows promise but much still needs to be done. This thesis only scratches the surface on the subject. In addition, ODE is primarily designed for (articulated) rigid bodies. Therefore, the next step is to create a deformable body (the rope) in ODE.
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