BUILT BY ALGORITHMS – STATE OF THE ART REPORT ON PROCEDURAL MODELING –
Keywords: Generative Modeling, Procedural Modeling, Inverse Modeling, Modeling Applications, Shape Description, Language Design
Abstract. The idea of generative modeling is to allow the generation of highly complex objects based on a set of formal construction rules. Using these construction rules, a shape is described by a sequence of processing steps, rather than just by the result of all applied operations: Shape design becomes rule design. Due to its very general nature, this approach can be applied to any domain and to any shape representation that provides a set of generating functions. The aim of this report is to give an overview of the concepts and techniques of procedural and generative modeling as well as their applications with a special focus on Archaeology and Architecture.