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 sepa-
rate control grammar, which offer the ßexibility required to model
buildings using a large variety of different styles and design ideas.
Through the adaptive nature of the design grammar used, the cre-
ated building designs can either be generic or adhere closely to a
speciȚed goal, depending on the amount of data available.
contract no. P-13867-INF and J2151
, William Ribarsky
in cooperation with INRIA and Georgia Tech
modeling, building design, architecture, grammars, shape grammars,
urban environments, real-time simulation
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