Iterated Function Systems for Real-Time Image Synthesis

  • Sławomir Nikiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. Sławomir Nikiel
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  3. Sławomir Nikiel
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  4. Sławomir Nikiel
    Pages 55-59
  5. Sławomir Nikiel
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  6. Sławomir Nikiel
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-152

About this book


Natural phenomena can be visually described with fractal-geometry methods, where iterative procedures rather than equations are used to model objects. With the development of better modelling algorithms, the efficiency of rendering, the realism of computer-generated scenes and the interactivity of visual stimuli are reaching astonishing levels. Iterated Function Systems for Real-Time Image Synthesis gives an explanation of iterated function systems and how to use them in generation of complex objects. Contents include:

•Discussion of the most popular fractal models applied in the field of image synthesis.

•Presentation of iterated function system models, including recent developments in IFS representation.

•Exploration of algorithms for creating and manipulating fractal objects, and techniques for implementing the algorithms.

•Use of practical examples to demonstrate the implementation and application of IFS models.

The book contains both a description text and pseudo-code samples for the convenience of graphics application programmers.

Slawomir Nikiel is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, University of Zielona Góra. He started working with fractal geometry in 1995. His current research interests include fractal image synthesis for real-time computer graphics and virtual environments. The information in the book comes from the results of his recent research.


algorithms computer fractal geometry rendering

Authors and affiliations

  • Sławomir Nikiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Control of Computation EngineeringUniversity of Zielona GόraPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-685-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-686-5
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