Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  
 

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Real-Time Non-Photorealistic Rendering of 3D City Models

Buchholz, Henrik and Döllner, Jürgen and Nienhaus, Marc and Kirsch, Florian
In Gröger, G. and Kolbe, T.H., ed., 1st International Workshop on Next Generation 3D City Models, 2005 EuroSDR. Online proceedings

Abstract:

This paper presents a real-time non-photorealistic rendering technique that provides expressive depictions of 3D city models, inspired by the tradition of artistic and cartographic depictions typically found in bird’s-eye view and panoramic maps. We define a collection of city model components and a real-time multi-pass rendering algorithm that achieves comprehensible, abstract 3D city model depictions based on edge enhancement and stylization, color-based and shadow-based depth cues, and procedural facade texturing. Non-photorealistic rendering facilitates the implementation of effective visual interfaces to urban spatial information and associated thematic information going beyond the Virtual Reality paradigm and offering a huge potential for graphics design. Primary application areas include city and landscape planning, cartoon worlds in computer games, and tourist information systems.

BibTeX file

@inproceedings{BDNK05,
author = { Buchholz, Henrik and D{\"o}llner, J{\"u}rgen and Nienhaus, Marc and Kirsch, Florian },
title = { Real-Time Non-Photorealistic Rendering of 3D City Models },
booktitle = { 1st International Workshop on Next Generation 3D City Models },
year = { 2005 },
editor = { Gr{\"o}ger, G. and Kolbe, T.H. },
publisher = { EuroSDR },
note = { Online proceedings }
}

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