This book explains how to use the symbolic differentiation system D* for applications in computer games and engineering simulation. The authors describe how to create procedural 3D geometric models, link them together to form multibody physical systems, and simulate and display their physical behavior in real time. The symbolic differentiation capa
TUTORIAL: Symbolic Geometric Modeling. Interactive Mechanism Modeling. PROCEDURAL APPLICATIONS: D* Tutorial. Geometry Functions. Mechanism Functions. Miscellaneous Problems. THEORY: The D* Algorithm. Lagrangian Mechanics. CSG on Procedural Geometry. Appendices. Bibliography. Index.