Proceedings: GI 1999

Animating Exploding Objects

Oleg Mazarak, Claude Martins, John Amanatides

Proceedings of Graphics Interface '99: Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2 - 4 June 1999, 211-218

DOI 10.20380/GI1999.27

  • BibTeX

     title = {Animating Exploding Objects},
     author = {Oleg Mazarak and Claude Martins and John Amanatides},
     booktitle = {Proceedings of the Graphics Interface 1999 Conference, June 2-4, 1999, Kingston, Ontario, Canada},
     year = {1999},
     month = {June},
     pages = {211--218},
     url = {}


The paper explores the physically-based modeling of a blast wave impact on surrounding objects. We propose a connected voxel representation of objects to model explosions that result in realistic solid debris, rather than flat polygons. The paper also presents improved fracture algorithms capable of accounting for the damage of multiple explosions. The important implementation issues and the results of the simulation are discussed.