Interactive Modeling of Muqarnas

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Nader Hamekasi, Faramarz F. Samavati, Ahmad H. Nasri: Interactive Modeling of Muqarnas. In: Douglas W. Cunningham, Tobias Isenberg (Eds.): Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics, 2011. Proceedings. 129-136



Muqarnas is a mesmerizing 3D feature of Islamic architecture that exhibit intricate geometry. Such designs are composed of several basic structures combined in successive layers, producing complicated 3D surfaces. In this paper we propose a new approach for interactive modelling of muqarnas based on their layered structure. As a guidance for the modeling workflow, floor plans are used. We also discuss how to edit the resulting models and how to automatically generate new forms.

Extended Abstract


author = {Hamekasi, N. and Samavati, F. F. and Nasri, A.},
title = {Interactive Modeling of Muqarnas},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging},
series = {CAe '11},
year = {2011},
isbn = {978-1-4503-0908-0},
location = {Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada},
pages = {129--136},
numpages = {8},
url = {, },
doi = {10.1145/2030441.2030469},
acmid = {2030469},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},

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