Procedural Creation of 3D Solution Cave Models

M. Boggus and R. Crawfis (USA)


Procedural Modeling, Cave Passages, and Cave Patterns


There are a number of challenges in creating a three dimensional model of a cave. Data acquisition is difficult due to the high surface detail of rock so existing geometric data is often poorly sampled. We propose methods to create 3D cave models based on the type of cave passage as well as a set of cave patterns. Given a curve that represents flow of water, we can create a coarse level of detail model for a cave passage. Given a surface as input we can generate cave pattern images, which are then used to create a model of an entire cave system.

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