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Ontology-based Procedural Modelling of Traversable Buildings Composed by Arbitrary Shapes

Benefits

  • Presents an iterative construction of a novel procedural modelling methodology capable of producing 3D building models composed of arbitrary shapes

  • Includes a wide set of figures depicting results to inform the reader about the methodology capabilities in each development stage

  • Demonstrates the software prototype implemented to evaluate both the effectiveness and performance of the new methodology

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 1-10
  3. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 11-35
  4. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 37-47
  5. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 49-62
  6. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 63-81
  7. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 83-100
  8. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 101-114
  9. Telmo Adão, Luís Magalhães, Emanuel Peres
    Pages 115-120
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a new procedural modelling methodology capable of producing traversable buildings constrained by arbitrary convex shapes, based on a pure treemap approach. The authors establish a process to change the format of interior rooms, through wall number modification and offer an adaptation of a “fake-concave” technique to support non-convex building layouts. It will also include:

• A proposal for an extensible building ontology to guide the methodology process and support the generation of other architectural style buildings (e.g. roman houses); 

• A presentation of an ontology-based grammar to provide the procedural modelling methodology with production rules; 

• Experimental computer managed processes for the stochastic generation of buildings.

Most of the existing solutions regarding building interiors only focus on the generation of floor plans mainly composed of rectangular shapes. Yet there are a wide variety of ancient and contemporary buildings that are composed of shapes other than rectangles, both internally and externally. Ontology-based Procedural Modelling of Traversable Buildings Composed by Arbitrary Shapes will address this by providing the Procedural Modelling field with processes and techniques capable of properly supporting for example, digital preservation of cultural heritage or extensive virtual urban environment productions, specifically ones involving the generation/reconstruction of virtual buildings with such geometric requirements. 

 

Keywords

Procedural Modelling Building Ontology Building Modelling Ontology-based Grammar Arbitrary Convex Shapes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Department of EngineeringVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Minho Department of Information SystemsGuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.Department of EngineeringUniversity of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Department of EngineeringVila RealPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ontology-based Procedural Modelling of Traversable Buildings Composed by Arbitrary Shapes
  • Authors Telmo Adão
    Luís Magalhães
    Emanuel Peres
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42372-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-42371-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-42372-2
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 122
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Graphics
    Software Engineering
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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Reviews

“This monograph describes a method for generating models of virtual buildings based on an approach that combines a virtual building ontology with procedural modeling techniques. … This is a competent contribution to the incremental advance of approaches and techniques in generating building models, and should be an interesting direction for future refinements, useful both for archaeological reconstruction and visualization as well as addressing problems in the generation of virtual environments.” (R. M. Malyankar, Computing Reviews, April, 2017)