The paper extends Lindenmayer systems in a manner suitable for simulating the interaction between a developing plant and its environment. The formalism is illustrated by modeling the response of trees to pruning, which yields synthetic images of sculptured plants found in topiary gardens.Keywords: image synthesis, modeling of plants, L-system, topiary.
Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Mark James, and Radomir Mech. Synthetic Topiary. Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 94 (Orlando, Florida, July 24-29, 1994). In Computer Graphics Proceedings, Annual Conference Series, 1994, ACM SIGGRAPH, pp. 351-358.Download Postscript (2.5Mb compressed, 10.2Mb uncompressed)