The sketch L-system: Global control of tree modeling using free-form strokes

Takashi Ijiri, Shigeru Owada, Takeo Igarashi

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L-system is a tool commonly used for modeling and simulating the growth of plants. In this paper, we propose a new tree modeling system based on L-system that allows the user to control the overall appearance and the depth of recursion, which represents the level of growth, easily and directly, by drawing a single stroke. We introduce a new module into L-system whose growth direction is determined by a user-drawn stroke. As the user draws the stroke, the system gradually advances the growth simulation and creates a tree model along the stroke. Our technique is the first attempt to control the growth of a simulation in L-system using stroke input.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Graphics - 6th International Symposium, SG 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540362932, 9783540362937
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2006 Jul 232006 Jul 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4073 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, SG 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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