Lecture: Physics-based Modelling


  • Lecturer(s):
  • Start: Thursday, October 12
  • Dates: Thursday 14:30–16:00 at HS 1 (Römerstraße 164)
  • Course number: MA-INF 2302
  • Curriculum: Master
  • Requirements: None, but MA-INF 2111 recommended
  • Effort: 6 CP


Subject of this lecture are physically-based simulation techniques for applications in computer graphics and computer animation. Such techniques are increasingly used to create complex animated films, in virtual reality applications and also in computer games.

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Particle simulation
  • rigid bodies
  • multi-body-systems
  • collision detection
  • collisions response
  • physics-based motion editing
  • controller-based motion editing


We will perform oral examinations for the lecture physics based modelling. Please use the following link to select a data and time slot for your examination:





Assignment Sheets

Exercise 1: Golf-ball
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 116 KB)
Exercise 2: spinning-top
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 158 KB)
Exercise 3: spinning-tops-2
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 91 KB)
Exercise 4: collisions-detections-and-response
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 97 KB)
Exercise 5: a-tippe-top
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 120 KB)
Exercise 5: falling-cat
Assignment sheet  (PDF document, 282 KB)