Ervin and Hasbrouck's Landscape Modeling introduces the Harvard educators' unique perspective on methods and procedures for visualizing the landscape. Their digital repertoire integrates computer-aided design (CAD), geometric modeling, and geographic information systems (GISs) with computer graphics and animation. This synthetic approach facilitates the digital translation of landscape and spatial experience, including the complex phenomena encountered in living with dynamic systems. Content is delivered through the development of models that focus on the three elements of landform, vegetation, and water.
- Generating 3D models from 2D CAD plans and geographic information
- Illustrating landscape designs using photographic textures
- Using lighting for visual effects in landscape models
- Creating tours through virtual landscapes with 3D and animation
- Displaying the effects of wind, weather, time, water action, and the seasons
- Using modern procedural and object-oriented languages like Java to customize your digital landscape models
- Choosing the appropriate level of representation for your design/communicative purpose
On the CD-ROM
- Modeling formulas and algorithms
- Full-scale, full-color case studies
- Animations and QTVR models
- 3D models
- Software tutorials
- Key Internet linksAbout the AuthorsStephen M. Ervin is Assistant Dean for Information Technology, and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, at the Harvard University Design School. His articles on design and virtual landscapes have been widely published.Hope H. Hasbrouck is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the HarvardUniversity Design School. She teaches design and courses on the application of digital technologies in the study and practice of landscape architecture. Her research focuses on the development and application of digital representation models in landscape architecture practice, education, and research.