# SoaPy

### is a soap film simulator.

The simulation requires two primary steps.

1) Minimize the discrete Dirichlet energy of the mesh.

2) Refine the polyhedral mesh to acheive a Delaunay triangulation.

The Dirichlet energy minimizing step is achieved by moving each vertex according to [3] :

And the Delaunay Triangulation is achieved according to the algorithm given in [1]

## Videos

Quadrialteral

Tube

Helix

Cylinder

Skirt

Circles on Cube Face

Mobius

## Visual Results

A mathematical helicoid on the left (area: 7.07275905) and one generated by SoaPy on the right (area: 6.84585756): (3.3%)

A mathematical catenoid on the left (area: 23.9908918) and one generated by SoaPy on the right (area: 23.9793856): (0.05%)

## Source Code

zip file
## Sources

[1]Delaunay Refinement Algorithms for Triangular Mesh Generation

Jonathan Richard Shewchuk

May 21, 2001

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

[2]Computational Aspects of Discrete Minimal Surfaces

Konrad Polthier. Sept. 10, 2002

[3] U. Pinkall and K. Polthier. Computing discrete minimal surfaces and their conjugates.

Experimental Math., 2(15), 1993.

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