Enhanced Direct Delta Mush
authors Serguei Kalentchouk, Michael Hutchinson, Deepak Tolani
Direct Delta Mush is a novel skinning deformation technique introduced by Le and Lewis (2019). It generalizes the iterative Delta Mush algorithm of Mancewicz et al (2014), providing a direct solution with improved efficiency and control. Compared to Linear Blend Skinning, Direct Delta Mush offers better quality of deformations and ease of authoring at comparable performance. However, Direct Delta Mush does not handle non-rigid joint transformations correctly which limits its application for most production environments. This paper presents an extension to Direct Delta Mush that integrates the non-rigid part of joint transformations into the algorithm. In addition, the paper also describes practical considerations for computing the orthogonal component of the transformation and stability issues observed during the implementation and testing.