PROCEDURAL MODELLING OF MONUMENTAL BUILDINGS FROM TEXTUAL DESCRIPTIONS

Roberto Rodrigues, António Coelho, Luís Paulo Reis

Abstract

The generation of three-dimensional models of urban environments using procedural modelling is presented as being a solution which allows financial and temporal gains, maintaining an acceptable visual fidelity level. Nevertheless, the modelling of anchor buildings (or monumental), identifying certain urban areas, needs a more careful modelling due to the high level of detail necessary, using, generally, manual modelling. We present an automation proposal of the building modelling process through the introduction of additional knowledge from textual descriptions in a procedural modelling system. The results show that the data model is flexible enough to build distinct models of churches. The data model can also provide an initial structure for high level modelling, providing the global shape for the building and the location of doors, windows or other structures. High detailed models can be built from this initial structure. The results demonstrate also that it is possible to create a 3D model from a text and thus permitting that non-specialised users may increase effectiveness using a procedural modelling system.

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Rodrigues R., Coelho A. and Paulo Reis L. (2010). PROCEDURAL MODELLING OF MONUMENTAL BUILDINGS FROM TEXTUAL DESCRIPTIONS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-026-9, pages 130-133. DOI: 10.5220/0002826401300133


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp10,
author={Roberto Rodrigues and António Coelho and Luís Paulo Reis},
title={PROCEDURAL MODELLING OF MONUMENTAL BUILDINGS FROM TEXTUAL DESCRIPTIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={130-133},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002826401300133},
isbn={978-989-674-026-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - PROCEDURAL MODELLING OF MONUMENTAL BUILDINGS FROM TEXTUAL DESCRIPTIONS
SN - 978-989-674-026-9
AU - Rodrigues R.
AU - Coelho A.
AU - Paulo Reis L.
PY - 2010
SP - 130
EP - 133
DO - 10.5220/0002826401300133