Current Topics in Physically-Based Animation


WS 2020





ECTS 4 credits


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Course Dates:




Introductory Meeting Wed, 28.10.20, 10:30 - 12:00 Online
Talks Wed, 27.01.21, 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Talks Wed, 03.02.21, 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Talks Wed, 10.02.21, 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Changes Due To Corona

Due to the present situation regarding COVID-19, our courses and seminars for the winter semester 2020 will take place on digital platforms. We primarily intend to use Zoom to facilitate real-time teaching activities and group meetings. You may download the Zoom client for your platform at https://zoom.us/download. Prospective course participants should make sure that they are members of the course room in RWTHmoodle by contacting the instructors if they have not already been added. The connection details (room URL/ID and password) for each course's Zoom room will be provided to students through RWTHmoodle. In order to support RWTH students and staff with the use of digital tools like Zoom, the CLS group has made available a number of handbooks and guides at the following URL: https://video.cls.rwth-aachen.de/gebrauchsanweisungen/.

We would like to remind students that the use of digital platforms for teaching introduces additional privacy concerns. In particular, it is strictly prohibited to make recordings of live teaching sessions, or to use additional tools such as screen-capture software or film cameras to circumvent this is.

The physically-based animation has a long history in computer graphics and has many applications such as virtual reality, medical training simulators, computer games and special effects in movies. The research topics in this area include collision detection and dynamic simulation of rigid bodies, deformable solids and fluids.

Elastoplastic Dragon
Different constraints

In this seminar each participant will work on a current topic in this research area, summarize it in a short paper using LaTeX and present the topic in a block seminar. All topics will be introduced in the first meeting.


Previous knowledge of the subject is not required; but attendance of the Computer Animation and Computer Graphics lectures by Prof. Bender and Prof. Kobbelt, respectively, is recommended.


Will be announced in the introductory meeting.

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