An example of jumping ball simulated with Pressure Soft Body model. This novel technique I am trying to force simply allows to simulate behavior of soft bodies which you can imagine as empty bodies with an gas inside. I've used basics of cloth dynamics spring mass system model together with an additional force (Pressure) which keeps constant volume of the body. Technique is able to solve soft body dynamics problem in real time (for games).
More informations about this technique you can find on my web page http://www.matyka.pl" or in a SIGRAD'03 publication http://www.ep.liu.se...07/ecp01007.pdf.
You can find on my home page complete explanation: how to implement two dimensional model of soft bodies (source code is included).
This example has been prepared especially for a lecture I gave for high school students at University of Wroclaw. The Monte Carlo Ray Tracer used for visualization in this animation has been written by my friend Kamil Trojan.