Procedural Modeling of Round Building Geometry

Johannes Edelsbrunner, Sven Havemann, Alexei Sourin, Wolf-Dietrich Fellner

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Creation of procedural 3D building models can significantly lessen the costs of modeling, since it allows generating a variety of similar shapes from one procedural description. The common field of application for procedural modeling is modeling of straight building facades, which are very well suited for shape grammars - a special kind of procedural modeling system. In order to generate round building geometry, we present a way to setup different coordinate systems in shape grammars. Besides Cartesian, these are primarily cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems for generation of structures like towers or domes, that can procedurally adapt to different dimensions and parameters. The users can apply common splitting idioms from shape grammars in their familiar way, for creating round instead of straight geometry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Cyberworlds
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Cyberworlds: CW 2016 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 28 Sept 201630 Sept 2016


Conference2016 International Conference on Cyberworlds
Abbreviated titleCW


  • Guiding Theme: Digitized Work, Research Area: Modeling (MOD), Research Area: Computer graphics (CG), Architectural models, 3D Modeling, Procedural modeling, Shape grammars

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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