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    Algorithmic Beauty of Plants

    there is a freeware book called The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants http://algorithmicbotany.org/papers/#abop you can download a PDF file (high quality, 17M)
    it contains info about modeling of trees, Fractal properties of plants, Graphical modeling using L-systems, etc etc. contains very good pictures with algorithms.
    i see in this forum several very beautiful programs about these goodies such as L-systems.
    i see also the Generator of random trees , and even the above seems more beautiful visually but i find the random tree generator more interesting especially when we convert it to a not random generator, since it can display the information like the DNA, and even i think too far, such as prime numbers, who know, the universe is full of surprises.

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    Great find!

    Many years ago (almost 10) Petr posted a very nice script about tree generator:
    http://www.thinbasic.com/community/s...tree+generator

    Somewhere there should be a version with leafs too if I do not remember wrongly.

    Maybe it can be a start for other great scripts.
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    It can be still run in the latest thinBasic, without any change to code...
    http://psch.thinbasic.com/articles_tree_generation.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EroseOlmi View Post
    Great find!

    Many years ago (almost 10) Petr posted a very nice hydromax post script about tree generator:

    Somewhere there should be a version with leafs too if I do not remember wrongly.

    Maybe it can be a start for other great scripts.
    Amazing, it's almost like nature runs on code.
    Last edited by robean; 10-05-2017 at 16:21.

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    Ernst Haeckl, a 19th century evolutionary scientist and marine biologist, If he was born after the computer age then certainly ... (just imagine)
    look at his incredible book:
    Art forms of nature
    https://archive.org/details/ArtForms...eByErnstHaeckl

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    Whoa, it's very interesting topis. I've never heard about an algorithmic botanic.

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