SOFA: A modular yet efficient simulation framework

Abstract : SOFA is a new open source framework primarily targeted at medical simulation research and industry. It is based on a scene graph data structure extended to physical models and abstract algorithms. Additionally, multiple models of the same objects can easily be used to optimize different tasks such as force computation, collision handling, and rendering. This results in a highly flexible architecture able to model and animate a wide range of simulated objects. We explain the main concepts of SOFA and detail an example of application to a surgery procedure.
Keywords : physical simulation
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François Faure, Jérémie Allard, Stéphane Cotin, Paul Neumann, Pierre-Jean Bensoussan, et al.. SOFA: A modular yet efficient simulation framework. Surgetica 2007: Computer-Aided Medical Interventions: tools and applications, 2007, Chambery, France. ⟨inria-00319407v1⟩



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