Shape annealing : a new approach for controlling shape generation
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1991 by Jonathan Cagan, William J. Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
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Abstract: "The new design paradigm of shape annealing is introduced. Shape annealing is a variation of the simulated annealing stochastic optimization technique. It produces optimally directed shapes within the language specified by a shape grammar. It does so by controlling the selection and application of shape rules such that superior shapes evolve as the algorithm progresses."