ArtiSynth Modeling Guide

Chapter 6 Finite Element Models

This chapter details how to construct three-dimensional finite element models, and how to couple them with the other simulation components described in previous sections (e.g. particles and rigid bodies). Finite element muscles, which have additional properties that allow them to contract given activation signals, are discussed in Section 6.9. An example FEM model of the masseter, coupled to a rigid jaw and maxilla, is shown in Figure 6.1.

Figure 6.1: Finite element model of the masseter, coupled to the jaw and maxilla.