Inverse procedural modeling of facade layouts

Feng Wu, Dongming Yan, Weiming Dong, Xiaopeng Zhang, Peter Wonka

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In this paper, we address the following research problem: How can we generate a meaningful split grammar that explains a given facade layout? To evaluate if a grammar is meaningful, we propose a cost function based on the description length and minimize this cost using an approximate dynamic programming framework. Our evaluation indicates that our framework extracts meaningful split grammars that are competitive with those of expert users, while some users and all competing automatic solutions are less successful. Copyright © ACM.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM Transactions on Graphics
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jul 22 2014

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was partially funded by the Visual Computing Center of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 61372168, 61172104, 61331018, and 61372184), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (no. 0643822). We thank Yoshihiro Kobayashi for helping with the 3D renderings and Virginia Unkefer for proof-reading.


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