TitleGeneral Shape Grammar Interpreter for Intelligent Designs Generations
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTrescak T, Esteva M, Rodriguez I
EditorWerner B
Conference NameComputer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CGIV'09
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationTianjin, China
Date Published14/08/2009
ISBN Number978-0-7695-3789-4/09
Keywords3D, electronic institution, interpreter, Shape grammars, virtual world

Shape grammars play an important role in a new generation of tools for the analysis and design of products. In this work we present a general tool named Shape Grammar Interpreter (SGI) for the automatic generation of designs. The developed shape grammar framework allows designers to obtain automatically generated designs and to participate in the design process. In that way the generated design complies with both the desired functionality and an attractive aspect. Great effort has been devoted on having a comfortable way of defining shapes and later using them in shape grammar rules and designs’ generation process. We have also implemented and incorporated in the tool an optimized subshape detection algorithm. Hence, subshapes of the existing shapes can be detected in the generation process obtaining more appealing designs.