Interactive and Procedural Modeling of Featured Chinese Architectures

  • Chun-Yen HuangEmail author
  • Yang-Siu Sheng
  • Wen-Kai Tai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9317)


The traditional Chinese garden contains many types of tings, corridors, walls, etc. For artists, it is tedious work to model these kinds of featured Chinese architecture due to the strict and complex construction rules. We propose an interactive and procedural tool to modeling featured Chinese architectures that appear in the Chinese garden. Based on the previous research about modeling basic structures of Chinese architecture, we extend to model more featured Chinese architectures, such as double-eave ting, combined ting, corridor, and wall effectively and efficiently, and combine them into a complete Chinese garden. By adjusting the overlapped components, we can combine two single tings into a combined ting. By modifying ting’s structure, we can construct a variant of corridors or garden walls upon few input parameters. In addition, the result 3D model can be exported in different LODs, making the use of the model more practicable and flexible. As experimental results shown, complex 3D models of a Chinese garden with several different featured Chinese architectures can be created in minutes.


Ting Corridor Garden wall Chinese pavilion Procedural modeling Interactive modeling Chinese architecture Chinese garden 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Dong Hwa UniversityHualienTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNation Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

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