Developmental Models of Herbaceous Plants
for Computer Imagery Purposes
and James Hanan1.
1 Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary,
2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
2 Theoretical Biology Group, University of Utrecht,
In this paper we present a method for modeling herbaceous plants, suitable
for generating realistic plant images and animating developmental
processes. The idea is to achieve realism by simulating mechanisms
which control plant growth in nature. The developmental approach to
the modeling of plant architecture is extended to the modeling of leaves
and flowers. The method is expressed using the formalism of L-systems.
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Aristid Lindenmayer, and James Hanan:
Developmental Models of Herbaceous Plants for Computer Imagery Purposes.
Computer Graphics 22(4), pp. 141-150.
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