Friday, February 8, 2019

ADMM-Elastic in Production

ADMM-Elastic (also abbreviated ADMM-PD) is a rapid and robust solver for elastic deformation that supports hard constraints (e.g. collisions, strain limiting) and hyper-elastic energies. Check out the project page for more information.

Our work has had some utility in production. Specifically, the guys at Digital Domain (David Minor and others) have used it in a suite of tools for character and creature animation. You can see some of their work here:
ADMM-Elastic was also used by Method Studios (Jun Saito and Simon Yuen) for skin-slide deformation. Their needs were actually motivation for some of the work we did in the TVCG version.