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Building Chinese Ancient Architectures in Seconds

  • Hua Liu
  • Qing Wang
  • Wei Hua
  • Dong Zhou
  • Hujun Bao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3515)

Abstract

Chinese Ancient Architecture (CAA) has a remarkable feature that its construction follows a set of rigorous constraints. Based on this property, we present a procedural approach for fast CAA modeling. Knowledge of the architecture construction is formalized as a set of rules and the primary features of buildings are parameterized to control the modeling process. By this approach, it is efficient and convenient to generate regular architectures or a class of architectures with a similar style. A system is implemented based on this idea. More than one hundred different buildings have been generated by a rule set comprising of about 120 rules.

Keywords

Architecture Model Modeling Rule Semantic Rule Shape Grammar Conversion Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Liu
    • 1
  • Qing Wang
    • 1
  • Wei Hua
    • 1
  • Dong Zhou
    • 1
  • Hujun Bao
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Lab of CAD & CGZhejiang University 

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