Fan Bao

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We introduce a framework to generate many variations of a facade design that look similar to a given facade layout. Starting from an input image, the facade is hierarchically segmented and labeled with a collection of manual and automatic tools. The user can then model constraints that should be maintained in any variation of the input facade design.(More)
We show how to model geometric patterns on surfaces. We build on the concept of shape grammars to allow the grammars to be guided by a vector or tensor field. Our approach affords greater artistic freedom in design and enables the use of grammars to create patterns on manifold surfaces. We show several application examples in visualization, anisotropic(More)
Good building layouts are required to conform to regulatory guidelines, while meeting certain quality measures. While different methods can sample the space of such good layouts, there exists little support for a user to understand and systematically explore the samples. Starting from a discrete set of good layouts, we analytically characterize the local(More)
Connectivity and layout of underlying networks largely determine agent behavior and usage in many environments. For example, transportation networks determine the flow of traffic in a neighborhood, whereas building floorplans determine the flow of people in a workspace. Designing such networks from scratch is challenging as even local network changes can(More)
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