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dc.contributor.advisorSamavati, Faramarz
dc.contributor.authorHamekasi, Nader
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-21T20:43:02Z
dc.date.available2013-06-15T07:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-21
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationHamekasi, N. (2013). Interactive Design of Muqarnas (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26603en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/441
dc.description.abstractMuqarnas is an iconic element of Islamic architecture. It exhibits fascinating beauty and captures the attention of viewers via its complicated form and mesmerizing patterns. Generating a 3D model of a muqarnas and designing the patterns to decorate it have applications in architecture, virtual tourism and other areas. Modeling virtual muqarnas can be very challenging, requiring a lot of time and eff ort even from expert modellers. Our goal is to provide an analysis of muqarnas and its decorating patterns as well as a set of methods and tools which can facilitate the modeling of muqarnas. In this thesis, we present a new approach to model muqarnas. Our approach is to consider muqarnas as a transition between layers of di fferent form. We also take advantage of a special type of ceiling plan, called two dimensional pattern plans, as a guide to overcome the complexity of the muqarnas. Using these methods we provide an interactive framework to design muqarnas. Muqarnas structures are frequently decorated with diff erent patterns. Among these patterns, Persian oral patterns are very interesting but poorly studied. We provide a novel method to generate Persian oral patterns to decorate our models. The key idea in this method is to decompose the patterns into the ornaments and the composition and secondly, separating the geometry from the combinatorial properties of the composition. Our implementation of the presented methods is a software tool that can generate complicated muqarnas models. Several examples of virtual models, including models of real buildings as well as new designs made using this software, are shown.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectComputer Science
dc.subject.classificationComputer Graphicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationModellingen_US
dc.subject.classificationMuqarnasen_US
dc.titleInteractive Design of Muqarnas
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26603
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid580
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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