ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), Vol. 36 (4), Article No. 143
This paper proposes a novel framework to evaluate fluid simulation methods based on crowd-sourced user studies in order to robustly gather large numbers of opinions. The key idea for a robust and reliable evaluation is to use a reference video from a carefully selected real-world setup in the user study. By conducting a series of controlled user studies and comparing their evaluation results, we observe various factors that affect the perceptual evaluation. Our data show that the availability of a reference video makes the evaluation consistent. We introduce this approach for computing scores of simulation methods as visual accuracy metric. As an application of the proposed framework, a variety of popular simulation methods are evaluated.
perceptual evaluation, liquid simulation, fluid-implicit-particle (FLIP), smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), crowd-sourcing
This work is supported by the ERC Starting Grant 637014.