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Modeling of trees

  • Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
  • Aristid Lindenmayer
Part of the The Virtual Laboratory book series (VIRTUAL LAB.)

Abstract

Computer simulation of branching patterns has a relatively long history. The first model was proposed by Ulam [149], (see also [138, pages 127–131]), and employed the concept of cellular automata that had been developed earlier by von Neumann and Ulam [156]. The branching pattern is created iteratively, starting with a single colored cell in a triangular grid, then coloring cells that touch one and only one vertex of a cell colored in the previous iteration step.

Keywords

Derivation Step Triangular Grid Contraction Ratio Daughter Branch Voxel Space 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
    • 1
  • Aristid Lindenmayer
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ReginaReginaCanada

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