Physical Simulation Programming

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Seth Holladay, Brigham Young University

This list is built to help those wanting to learn methods for programming simulation algorithms, leading into jobs or research areas making physical simulation tools.

Many CG effects are created with the help of physically-based simulation programs. There are several simulation methods, depending on the type of effect desired. For example, fluid simulations and cloth simulations are important ones in Computer Graphics and good places to start for understanding how simulation algorithms and approaches work. A knowledge of how to program these types of simulations provides a foundational understanding of how simulations work, allowing a student to adapt existing simulation tools or research deeper into improving simulation methods.

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