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Rick Parent
The Ohio State University

Procedural Field Grasses

A method for generating large fields of grasses. The procedural techniques achieve substantial savings in storage space, modeling, and animation effort.

Lee A. Butler
Attn: AMSRL-SL-BV
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21005-5068 USA
butler@arl.mil

David S. Ebert
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Modeling Fiber Stream of Internal Wood

"Figure" is one of the most obvious features of wood surfaces. It's caused by the cross grain, a fiber stream of internal wood. We introduce a modeling method of cross grain and render the figure.

Naoki Kawai
Communication & Information Laboratory
Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd.
kawai@lab.cio.dnp.co.jp

Botanical Tree Structure Modeling Based on Real Image Set

Form and branch structures of a botanical tree are reconstructed from real images. The technique is an easy way to model an existing tree in a natural scene.

Tatsumi Sakaguchi
ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories
tatsu@mic.atr.co.jp
www.mic.atr.co.jp/~tatsu/

A Particle System for the Direct Synthesis of Landscapes and Textures

A new fast method for generation of landscape images and textures. A particle system following simple rules generates images that give the illusion of a 3D model, although images are generated directly in 2D space.

Argiris A. Kranidiotis
University Of Athens
Alex. Panagouli 32
Keratsini 187 56 Greece
akra@di.uoa.gr

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