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Visual Language Framework for Plant Modeling Using L-System

  • Bee Hwa Siew
  • Abdullah Zawawi Talib
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5857)

Abstract

The L-system algorithm can be very useful in modeling realistic plants for virtual environment modeling and also in graphics applications besides as a tool for biological plant simulation. However, there are hardly any L-system applications which cater for people who do not have prior knowledge in L-systems nor programming skills. This paper describes how we design and develop a visual language framework for L-system plant modeling to cater to this group of people as well as experts in L-system modeling. The purpose of this research is to design a visual language framework for L-system and to study the usefulness and effectiveness of visual language in L-system plant modeling. The visual language framework covers the L-system attributes and grammar in the form of icon-based visual language.

Keywords

Visual programming Language L-systems Plant Modeling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bee Hwa Siew
    • 1
  • Abdullah Zawawi Talib
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer SciencesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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