Interactive coherence-based façade modeling

Przemyslaw Musialski, Michael Wimmer, Peter Wonka

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We propose a novel interactive framework for modeling building façades from images. Our method is based on the notion of coherence-based editing which allows exploiting partial symmetries across the façade at any level of detail. The proposed workflow mixes manual interaction with automatic splitting and grouping operations based on unsupervised cluster analysis. In contrast to previous work, our approach leads to detailed 3d geometric models with up to several thousand regions per façade. We compare our modeling scheme to others and evaluate our approach in a user study with an experienced user and several novice users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-670
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Graphics Forum
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


  • Categories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS)
  • Computational Geometry and Object Modeling—Modeling packages
  • I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]


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