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Semiautomated and interactive construction of 3D urban terrains
Author(s): Anthony A. Wasilewski; Nickolas L. Faust; William Ribarsky
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a set of tools that attack the problem of rapid construction of 3D urban terrains containing buildings, roads, trees, and other features. Heretofore, the process of creating such databases has been painstaking, with no integrated set of tools to model individual buildings, apply textures, place objects accurately with respect to other objects, and insert them into a database structure appropriate for real-time display. Since fully automated techniques for routinely building 3D urban environments using machine vision have not yet been entirely successful, our approach has been to build a set of semiautomated tools that support and make efficient a human interpreter, running a PC under Windows NT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3694, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization for Real and Virtual Environments, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354484
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Anthony A. Wasilewski, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
Nickolas L. Faust, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
William Ribarsky, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3694:
Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization for Real and Virtual Environments
Nickolas L. Faust; Steve Kessinger; Steve Kessinger, Editor(s)

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