Computer Graphics

University of California - Berkeley

A Texture Synthesis Method for Liquid Animations

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In this sketch we present a method for synthesizing textures on animated liquid surfaces generated by a physically based fluid simulation system. Rather than advecting texture coordinates on the surface, we synthesize a new texture for every frame. We synthesize the texture with an optimization procedure which attempts to match the surface texture to an input sample texture. By synthesizing a new texture for every frame, our method is able to overcome the discontinuities and distortions of an advected parameterization. We achieve temporal coherence by initializing the surface texture with color values advected from the surface at the previous frame and including these colors in the energy function used during optimization.


Adam W. Bargteil, Funshing Sin, Jonathan Michaels, and James F. O'Brien. "A Texture Synthesis Method for Liquid Animations". In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2006, Annual Conference Series, Technical Sketch. Boston, Massachusetts, July 2006.

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The full version of this paper was published in SCA 2009.