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Procedural Modeling

Matt Suarez, Andre Thomas

Links: Matthew Suarez’ Paper (here and here)


This project stemmed from Andre Thomas’ idea of applying a procedural methodology to the modeling of a generic shipwreck using off the shelf Houdini (SideFX) software, and introducing the parameters of the Belinho 1 shipwreck to obtain an ongoing reconstruction.

The project was object of a MS thesis in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M, under the orientation of Dr. Frederic Parke.

Although the planking design was not part of this project, this preliminary attempt to model a ship hull revealed itself a very dynamic process for thinking a reconstruction and refining the recording process of a shipwreck.

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