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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.10 No.2, pp.203-219 (June 1994)
Botanical Tree Construction by Parameters

Der-Baau Perng, Din-Hoo Tsai* and Ahn-Ying Lee
Institute of Industrial Engineering
National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, R.O.C.
*Institute of Computer and Information Science
National Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, R.O.C.

In this paper, a new approach for botanical tree construction by computer is proposed. Two operations are developed to construct regular and irregular shape of trees conveniently. The first operation provides users with a set of parameters to construct the desired regular shapes of branches and leaves. The second operation provides users with a few modification functions to construct the imagined irregular shape of trees. 3D graphical simulation results are given to illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Keywords: botanical tree construction, parametric design, solid modeling

Received December 2, 1992; revised November 29, 1993.
Communicated by Y. S. Kuo.
*An earlier version of this paper has been presented in the National Computer Symposium, NSC 91.
This research project is supported by the National Science Council under the contract # NSC 79-0408-E-009-18.