Genetic selection of parametric scenes

Merry, Bruce and Giacchetta, Gianni and Thwaits, Bruce and Gain, James (2003) Genetic selection of parametric scenes, CS03-12-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Using a modelling package such as Alias Maya or SoftImage XSi to create a natural scene is too tedious to be practical. Procedural generation techniques reduce the amount of work involved, but there may still be too many parameters to be selected manually. We propose a new method of generating natural scenes, using a genetic algorithm (GA) to infer the user’s preferences from user feedback. In order to allow the goal to be reached in a reasonable time, the GA must converge quickly. The scene generation and display preprocessing must also be efficient. We present techniques that attain these goals while still producing reasonable quality output and interactive frame-rates. We also compare this approach to having a user manually select parameters.

Item Type: Technical report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic algorithms Procedural generation Level of detail Interactive evolution
Subjects: Software and its engineering > Software notations and tools
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2003
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:36

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