NeuralSound: Learning-based Modal Sound Synthesis With Acoustic Transfer


We present a novel learning-based modal sound synthesis approach that includes a mixed vibration solver for modal analysis and an end-to-end sound radiation network for acoustic transfer. Our mixed vibration solver consists of a 3D sparse convolution network and a Locally Optimal Block Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient module (LOBPCG) for iterative optimization. Moreover, we highlight the correlation between a standard modal vibration solver and our network architecture. Our radiation network predicts the Far-Field Acoustic Transfer maps (FFAT Maps) from the surface vibration of the object. The overall running time of our learning method for any new object is less than one second on a GTX 3080 Ti GPU while maintaining a high sound quality close to the ground truth that is computed using standard numerical methods. We also evaluate the numerical accuracy and perceptual accuracy of our sound synthesis approach on different objects corresponding to various materials.


NeuralSound: Learning-based Modal Sound Synthesis With Acoustic Transfer, ACM SIGGRAPH 2022.
Xutong Jin, Sheng Li, Guoping Wang, Dinesh Manocha