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A statistical wisp model and pseudophysical approaches for interactive hairstyle generation

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2 Author(s)
Byoungwon Choe ; Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Seoul Nat. Univ., South Korea ; Hyeong-Seok Ko

This work presents an interactive technique that produces static hairstyles by generating individual hair strands of the desired shape and color, subject to the presence of gravity and collisions. A variety of hairstyles can be generated by adjusting the wisp parameters, while the deformation is solved efficiently, accounting for the effects of gravity and collisions. Wisps are generated employing statistical approaches. As for hair deformation, we propose a method which is based on physical simulation concepts, but is simplified to efficiently solve the static shape of hair. On top of the statistical wisp model and the deformation solver, a constraint-based styler is proposed to model artificial features that oppose the natural flow of hair under gravity and hair elasticity, such as a hairpin. Our technique spans a wider range of human hairstyles than previously proposed methods and the styles generated by this technique are fairly realistic.

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )