Procedural design of exterior lighting for buildings with complex constraints

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575615
Title:
Procedural design of exterior lighting for buildings with complex constraints
Authors:
Schwarz, Michael; Wonka, Peter ( 0000-0003-0627-9746 )
Abstract:
We present a system for the lighting design of procedurally modeled buildings. The design is procedurally specified as part of the ordinary modeling workflow by defining goals for the illumination that should be attained and locations where luminaires may be installed to realize these goals. Additionally, constraints can be modeled that make the arrangement of the installed luminaires respect certain aesthetic and structural considerations. From this specification, the system automatically generates a lighting solution for any concrete model instance. The underlying, intricate joint optimization and constraint satisfaction problem is approached with a stochastic scheme that operates directly in the complex subspace where all constraints are observed. To navigate this subspace efficaciously, the actual lighting situation is taken into account. We demonstrate our system on multiple examples spanning a variety of architectural structures and lighting designs. Copyright held by the Owner/Author.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Computer Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC)
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Issue Date:
23-Sep-2014
DOI:
10.1145/2629573
Type:
Article
ISSN:
07300301
Sponsors:
This research was partially funded by the National Science Foundation. M. Schwarz was supported in part by a DAAD postdoctoral fellowship.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer Science Program; Visual Computing Center (VCC); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorWonka, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:34:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:34:15Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09-23en
dc.identifier.issn07300301en
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2629573en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575615en
dc.description.abstractWe present a system for the lighting design of procedurally modeled buildings. The design is procedurally specified as part of the ordinary modeling workflow by defining goals for the illumination that should be attained and locations where luminaires may be installed to realize these goals. Additionally, constraints can be modeled that make the arrangement of the installed luminaires respect certain aesthetic and structural considerations. From this specification, the system automatically generates a lighting solution for any concrete model instance. The underlying, intricate joint optimization and constraint satisfaction problem is approached with a stochastic scheme that operates directly in the complex subspace where all constraints are observed. To navigate this subspace efficaciously, the actual lighting situation is taken into account. We demonstrate our system on multiple examples spanning a variety of architectural structures and lighting designs. Copyright held by the Owner/Author.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was partially funded by the National Science Foundation. M. Schwarz was supported in part by a DAAD postdoctoral fellowship.en
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)en
dc.subjectExterior lighting designen
dc.subjectProcedural modelingen
dc.titleProcedural design of exterior lighting for buildings with complex constraintsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentVisual Computing Center (VCC)en
dc.contributor.institutionCornell University And, Arizona State University, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionEsri R and D Center Zurich, Technoparkstrasse 1Zurich, Switzerlanden
kaust.authorWonka, Peteren
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