What is Procedural Modeling?

PROCEDURAL MODELING OF SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENTS

Presagis has been working on developing capabilities for procedural generation of highly realistic synthetic environments from minimal source vector and elevation data.  The technology is used for the procedural generation of synthetic environments at run-time and for future offline publishing to other static visual, sensor, and/or SAF formats.  Procedural Modeling combines the benefits of both the procedural generation of synthetic environments and a high degree of realism and detail.  

Based on a set of rule libraries, Procedural Modeling functionality will provide the ability to create CDB databases with smooth, transitional edges and allow for customers to easily generate realistic, high-quality, spatially accurate, geotypical synthetic environments with blended feature textures.

 

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PROCEDURAL MODELING?

Procedural Modeling functionality allows for customers to easily generate realistic, high-quality, spatially accurate, geotypical synthetic environments with blended feature textures.


WHAT ARE PROCEDURAL MODELING RULES?

Procedural Modeling Rule libraries are a collection of XML (.xml) files, each containing appearance and behaviour descriptions of a particular feature such as forest, lake, etc.  Rules define how textures are composed, which masks are used, and what special behaviors are used.  Rules also defined vector enhancements of the source data, such as population of 3D trees and forest areas or along other features.