Efficient simulation of inextensible cloth

Rony Goldenthal*, David Harmon, Raanan Fattal, Michel Bercovier, Eitan Grinspun

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Many textiles do not noticeably stretch under their own weight. Unfortunately, for better performance many cloth solvers disregard this fact. We propose a method to obtain very low strain along the warp and weft direction using Constrained Lagrangian Mechanics and a novel fast projection method. The resulting algorithm acts as a velocity filter that easily integrates into existing simulation code.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number1276438
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 29 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cloth simulation
  • Constrained lagrangian mechanics
  • Constraints
  • Inextensibility
  • Isometry
  • Physically-based modeling
  • Stretching


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