I am interested in creating new surface types with custom deformability characteristics. Is there a description of the parameters that influence the surface deformation?
There are a number of surface parameters on the above page that do not have descriptions, and I suspect that these might have to do with deformable terrain.
I would assume that a pressure from the vehicle's contact area and weight is calculated, and compared against an elastic modulus for the surface type to determine deformation. Any correction or pointers on how to work with ANVEL's dynamic terrain deformation would be appreciated!
Thanks for your interest in the deformable terrain system! As you probably deduced, this system is still "experimental" - we hope to focus on completing the documentation and providing some examples after our 3.0 release next month. In the meantime, could you provide some more information on what type of surface you are trying to create and what kind of data you have available? That might help us steer you in the right direction.