Modeling and Visualization of Biological Structures

Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4


Rapid progress in the modeling of biological structures and simulation of their development has occurred over the last few years. It has been coupled with the visualization of simulation results, which has lead to a better understanding of morphogenesis and given rise to new procedural techniques for realistic image synthesis. This paper characterizes selected models of morphogenesis with a significant visual component.

Keywords: developmental models in biology, morphogenesis, simulation and visualization of biological phenomena, realistic image synthesis, reaction-diffusion, diffusion-limited growth, cellular automaton, L-system.


Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz. Modeling and Visualization of Biological Structures. In Proceeding of Graphics Interface '93, pages 128-137, May 1993. Held in Toronto, Ontario, 19-21 May 1993.

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