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Interactive visual editing of grammars for procedural architecture

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Interactive visual editing of grammars for procedural architecture
We introduce a real-time interactive visual editing paradigm for shape grammars, allowing the creation of rulebases from scratch without text file editing. In previous work, shape-grammar based procedural techniques were successfully applied to the creation of architectural models. However, those methods are text based, and may therefore be difficult to use for artists with little computer science background. Therefore the goal was to enable a visual workflow combining the power of shape grammars with traditional modeling techniques. We extend previous shape grammar approaches by providing direct and persistent local control over the generated instances, avoiding the combinatorial explosion of grammar rules for modifications that should not affect all instances. The resulting visual editor is flexible: All elements of a complex state-of-the-art grammar can be created and modified visually. CR Categories: I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational Geometry and Object Modeling I.3.7 [Comp...
Markus Lipp, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TOG
Authors Markus Lipp, Peter Wonka, Michael Wimmer
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