Volume XL-5/W4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W4, 469-479, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W4-469-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W4, 469-479, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W4-469-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  02 Mar 2015

02 Mar 2015

BUILT BY ALGORITHMS – STATE OF THE ART REPORT ON PROCEDURAL MODELING –

C. Schinko2,1, U. Krispel2,1, T. Ullrich2,1, and D. Fellner2,3 C. Schinko et al.
  • 1Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH, Visual Computing, Austria
  • 2Institute of ComputerGraphics and KnowledgeVisualization (CGV), TU Graz, Austria
  • 3GRIS, TU Darmstadt & Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt, Germany

Keywords: Generative Modeling, Procedural Modeling, Inverse Modeling, Modeling Applications, Shape Description, Language Design

Abstract. The idea of generative modeling is to allow the generation of highly complex objects based on a set of formal construction rules. Using these construction rules, a shape is described by a sequence of processing steps, rather than just by the result of all applied operations: Shape design becomes rule design. Due to its very general nature, this approach can be applied to any domain and to any shape representation that provides a set of generating functions. The aim of this report is to give an overview of the concepts and techniques of procedural and generative modeling as well as their applications with a special focus on Archaeology and Architecture.