Synthetic Topiary

Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Mark James and Radomir Mech
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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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.

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