In these notes we survey applications of L-systems to the modeling of plants, with an emphasis on the results obtained since the comprehensive presentation of this area in The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants. The new developments include:
Keywords: L-system, fractal, plant, modeling, simulation, realistic image synthesis, emergence, artificial life.
- a better understanding of theoretical issues pertinent to graphical applications of L-systems,
- extensions to programming techniques based on L-systems, and
- an extension of the range of phenomena expressible using L-systems.
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Mark Hammel, Radomir Mech, and Jim Hanan. The artificial life of plants. In Artificial life for graphics, animation, and virtual reality, volume 7 of SIGGRAPH '95 Course Notes, pages 1-1 - 1-38. ACM SIGGRAPH, 1995.Download Postscript (821.9Kb compressed, 5.2Mb uncompressed)