Natural phenomena

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


Buildings may be easily simulated using a computer. Flight simulators were one of the earliest applications of computer graphics, and most CAD systems are used to model machinery and circuits. However, specialists in computer graphics have from the beginning been attracted to the possibility of creating 3D images involving natural phenomena. Yet, natural phenomena are surely the most difficult objects to synthesize by computer.


Natural Phenomenon Particle System Water Wave Cloud Model Intersection Curve 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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