The Piranesi system for interactive rendering

Paul Richens

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Photorealistic rendering requires special skills to achieve, but the result is not necessarily ideal for architectural communication. The Piranesi software provides an alternative way of producing a much wider range of images from the same geometrical model. Piranesi appears to be a 2d paint program for editing raster images, but its input includes a z-buffer. This allows painting and and pasting to reflect the perspective of the image, and many other depthrelated effects. The result is a new, and enjoyable, way of producing architectural images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Building: Proccedings of CAAD Futures 99
EditorsG Augenbroe, C Eastman
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherKluwer Academic
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)0-7923-8536-5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventComputers in building: proc CAAD Futures 99. - Boston
Duration: 1 Jun 1999 → …


ConferenceComputers in building: proc CAAD Futures 99.
Period1/06/99 → …


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