“Procedural modeling of urban land use” by Lechner, Ren, Watson, Brozefski and Wilensky

  • ©Tom Lechner, Pin Ren, Benjamin Watson, Craig Brozefski, and Uri Wilensky




    Procedural modeling of urban land use



     Cities are important elements of content in digital productions, but their complexity and size make them very challenging to model. Few tools exist that can help artists with this work, even as rapid improvements in graphics hardware create demand for richer content without matching increases in production cost. We propose a method for procedurally generating realistic patterns of land use in cities, automating placement of buildings and roads for artists.  


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