Constructive roofs from solid building primitives

Johannes Edelsbrunner, Ulrich Krispel, Sven Havemann, Alexei Sourin, Dieter W. Fellner

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Abstract

The creation of building models has high importance, due to the demand for detailed buildings in virtual worlds, games, movies and geo information systems. Due to the high complexity of such models, especially in the urban context, their creation is often very demanding in resources. Procedural methods have been introduced to lessen these costs, and allow to specify a building (or a class of buildings) by a higher level approach, and leave the geometry generation to the system. While these systems allow to specify buildings in immense detail, roofs still pose a problem. Fully automatic roof generation algorithms might not yield desired results (especially for reconstruction purposes), and complete manual specification can get very tedious due to complex geometric configurations. We present a new method for an abstract building specification, that allows to specify complex buildings from simpler parts with an emphasis on assisting the blending of roofs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages17-40
Number of pages24
Volume9550
ISBN (Print)9783662492468
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9550
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

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Keywords

  • 3D-modeling
  • Architectural models
  • Procedural modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Edelsbrunner, J., Krispel, U., Havemann, S., Sourin, A., & Fellner, D. W. (2016). Constructive roofs from solid building primitives. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9550, pp. 17-40). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9550). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49247-5_2