Wind-blown Tree Generator



Class report from "Computer Generated Natural Phenomenon" at Brigham Young University. It builds on Palubicki's self-organizing trees with competition for space and light. I add wind by copying the light competition algorithm, coming in from the side, and moving away rather than towards areas of high wind.


Trees have been modelled in phenomenological fashion to model competition for light and space. They have been simulated and modeled to show animation in the wind. There is little about modelling trees as if they grew in the presence of wind, especially where trees facing the wind would shelter neighboring trees. This work seeks to copy the algorithm used by Palubicki to model trees growing around each other and other objects in light competion and add in the effects of wind with similar computations.


Report (.pdf)626 KBwindtree.pdf
Source (.tgz)44 KBwindtree.tgz