Interactive Computer Generated Architecture

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Abstract

The creation of visually convincing architectural models using traditional modeling methods is a labor intensive task. Procedural modeling techniques strive to reduce the manual work an artist has to perform when modeling architecture. In previous work, those techniques were successfully applied to the creation of architecture. However, previous methods have a limited usability, as they are based on text editing. This makes modeling unintuitive and diminishes the advantages of procedural modeling.

Therefore, methods to interactively create procedural architecture, using a graphical user interface, are explored in this thesis. As interactivity also requires real-time rendering performance, methods to accelerate the generation of architecture are investigated. Further, the thesis provides a detailed report on previous procedural architecture generation techniques.

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@mastersthesis{LIPP-2007-CGA,
  title =      "Interactive Computer Generated Architecture",
  author =     "Markus Lipp",
  year =       "2007",
  abstract =   "The creation of visually convincing architectural models
               using traditional modeling methods is a labor intensive
               task. Procedural modeling techniques strive to reduce the
               manual work an artist has to perform when modeling
               architecture. In previous work, those techniques were
               successfully applied to the creation of architecture.
               However, previous methods have a limited usability, as they
               are based on text editing. This makes modeling unintuitive
               and diminishes the advantages of procedural modeling. 
               Therefore, methods to interactively create procedural
               architecture, using a graphical user interface, are explored
               in this thesis. As interactivity also requires real-time
               rendering performance, methods to accelerate the generation
               of architecture are investigated. Further, the thesis
               provides a detailed report on previous procedural
               architecture generation techniques.",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  school =     "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  keywords =   "computer generated architecture, procedural modeling",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2007/LIPP-2007-CGA/",
}