Friday, February 24, 2012

Spotted: User-Friendly Graph Editing for Procedural Modeling of Buildings

Rule based building generation is not user friendly. This may be a step forward. 

IEEE CG&A
A proposed rule-based editing metaphor intuitively lets artists create buildings without changing their workflow. It's based on the realization that the rule base represents a directed acyclic graph and on a shift in the development paradigm from product-based to rule-based representations. Users can visually add or edit rules, connect them to control the workflow, and easily create commands that expand the artist's toolbox (for example, Boolean operations or local controlling operators). This approach opens new possibilities, from model verification to model editing through graph rewriting.

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