WIT Press


Computer Models Versus Architectural Scale Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID950201

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,186 kb

Author(s)

J.A. Vazquez & E. Martin

Abstract

Traditionally scale models have been the elements used by architects and engi- neers as a previous image to the project. This models could be made in wood, plastic, paper, metal or similar materials. The introduction of the digital computer has allowed the realization of virtual models which reproduce with great precision the image of a physic model without the disadvantages that this presents. In recent times, important and sig- nificant advances have taken place in the modelization of objects with texture, transparencies, reflexes, and so on. In the case of a development of an architectural project, the simple geo- metrical modelization may not be sufficient. This, of course, allows the observa- tion of a very realistic image of the object at issue, but many times details as the lighting stu

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