Procedural Urban Forestry

Till Niese, Sören Pirk, Matthias Albrecht, Bedrich Benes, Oliver Deussen
2022 ACM Transactions on Graphics  
The placement of vegetation plays a central role in the realism of virtual scenes. We introduce procedural placement models (PPMs) for vegetation in urban layouts. PPMs are environmentally sensitive to city geometry and allow identifying plausible plant positions based on structural and functional zones in an urban layout. PPMs can either be directly used by defining their parameters or learned from satellite images and land register data. This allows us to populate urban landscapes with
more » ... 3D vegetation and enhance existing approaches for generating urban landscapes. Our framework's effectiveness is shown through examples of large-scale city scenes and close-ups of individually grown tree models. We validate the results generated with our framework with a perceptual user study and its usability based on urban scene design sessions with expert users.
doi:10.1145/3502220 fatcat:po2jbmb5rzetppl3n6rk6azt2e