Inverse-Procedural Methods for Urban Models

Przemyslaw Musialski, Michael Wimmer
Inverse-Procedural Methods for Urban Models
In Proceedings of Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation (UDMV 2013), pages 31-32. May 2013.
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Abstract

Procedural modeling is an elegant and fast way to generate huge complex and realistically looking urban sites. Due to its generative nature it can also be referred to as forward-procedural modeling. Its major drawback is the usually quite complicated way of control. To overcome this difficulty a novel modeling paradigm has been introduced: it is commonly referred to as inverse procedural modeling, and its goal is to generate compact procedural descriptions of existing models---in the best case in an automatic manner as possible. These compact procedural representations can be used as a source for the synthesis of identical or similar objects, applied in various simulations and other studies of urban environments. We believe that this technology is still a widely unexplored ground and that it will prove itself as a very important tool in the reconstruction process. In this paper we sketch how inverse procedural modeling can be applied in the urban modeling field.

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@inproceedings{Musialski-2013-ipmum,
  title =      "Inverse-Procedural Methods for Urban Models",
  author =     "Przemyslaw Musialski and Michael Wimmer",
  year =       "2013",
  abstract =   "Procedural modeling is an elegant and fast way to generate
               huge complex and realistically looking urban sites. Due to
               its generative nature it can also be referred to as
               forward-procedural modeling. Its major drawback  is the
               usually quite complicated way of control. To overcome this
               difficulty a novel modeling paradigm has been introduced: it
               is commonly referred to as inverse procedural modeling, and
               its goal is to generate compact procedural descriptions of
               existing models---in the best case in an automatic manner as
               possible. These compact procedural representations can be
               used as a source for the synthesis of identical or similar
               objects, applied in various simulations and other studies of
               urban environments. We believe that this technology is still
               a widely unexplored ground and that it will prove itself as
               a very important tool in the reconstruction process. In this
               paper we sketch  how inverse procedural modeling can be
               applied in the urban modeling field.",
  month =      may,
  booktitle =  "Proceedings of Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling
               and Visualisation (UDMV 2013)",
  editor =     "V. Tourre and G. Besuievsky",
  isbn =       "978-3-905674-46-0",
  issn =       "2307-8251",
  location =   "Girona, Spain",
  publisher =  "Eurographics Association",
  pages =      "31--32",
  keywords =   "inverse procedural modeling, urban modeling, urban
               reconstruction",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2013/Musialski-2013-ipmum/",
}