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Ting tools: interactive and procedural modeling of Chinese ting

Abstract

We propose an interactive and procedural approach to developing a tool for modeling Chinese tings, a featured Chinese architecture. The procedural approach models a detailed 3D Chinese ting model efficiently. The movement of control-point with user guidance and interaction-clue provides a user-friendly GUI for intuitively constructing variant tings flexibly. Also, the summarized scale proportional relationships between parameters used in ting architecture makes the user’s interaction simple yet powerful. The user studies and the experimental results show that nonprofessional users can intuitively construct a variant of complex, novel Chinese tings within minutes.

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Table 4 The details of the control points
Table 5 The parameter relationships and their default size of the ting components
Table 6 The formulae of the position control points

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Huang, C., Tai, W. Ting tools: interactive and procedural modeling of Chinese ting. Vis Comput 29, 1303–1318 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00371-012-0771-3

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Keywords

  • Procedural modeling
  • Interactive modeling
  • Chinese architecture
  • Ting
  • User guidance