Animating Persian Floral Patterns

Katayoon Etemad, Faramarz F. Samavati, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz


In this paper we describe Persian floral patterns and explore techniques for animating them. We present several approaches for this dynamic recreation: visualizing pattern symmetries, illustrating their design process, and simulating plant growth. For creating a pleasant illusion of a never-ending movie, we also explore an infinitely cycling effect for self-similar patterns. The construction of animating patterns is started by interactive modeling of plant elements using NURBS. We then use procedural techniques to control the animation.


Katayoon Etemad, Faramarz F. Samavati, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz. Animating Persian Floral Patterns Computational Aesthetics '08 Proceedings of the Fourth Eurographics conference on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging pp. 25 - 32, 2008.

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