Modeling Trees with a Space Colonization Algorithm

Adam Runions, Brendan Lane, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
University of Calgary


We extend the open leaf venation model by Runions et al. to three dimensions and show that it generates surprisingly realistic tree structures. Model parameters correspond to visually relevant tree characteristics identified in landscaping, offering convenient control of tree shape and structure.


Adam Runions, Brendan Lane, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz: Modeling trees with a space colonization algorithm. Eurographics Workshop on Natural Phenomena 2007, pp. 63-70.

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