Instant architecture

Peter Wonka*, Michael Wimmer, François Sillion, William Ribarsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method for the automatic modeling of architecture. Building designs are derived using split grammars, a new type of parametric set grammar based on the concept of shape. The paper also introduces an attribute matching system and a separate control grammar, which offer the flexibility required to model buildings using a large variety of different styles and design ideas. Through the adaptive nature of the design grammar used, the created building designs can either be generic or adhere closely to a specified goal, depending on the amount of data available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-677
Number of pages9
JournalACM Transactions on Graphics
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Architecture
  • Building design
  • Grammars
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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