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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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    thanks for your post. i have visited the archive.org page link above (Art forms of nature) and find another related (somewhat) interesting book called "Evolution in art: as illustrated by the life-histories of designs" 1895 https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_aXo_AAAAIAAJ
    and who like a version with the dust of time look: https://archive.org/details/artevolution00haddrich

    I've never heard about an algorithmic botanic.
    i refer to the link by Eros about a 3D tree generator by Petr here: http://www.thinbasic.com/community/s...tree+generator
    it is the best to be close to algorithmic botany, because it generate and read a string of characters resembles a genetic code
    as an example: the twig can be like this:
    twig = "x+abz+y+aby+aby-abx-abx-abz-abz-abz-aby-abx-y-abz+abz-abx-abx-abx-x+aby+abx+abx-aby+aby-abz-abz+x-aby-aby-aby-abx+abx-abz+z-abx-abz+abx+aby+abx-abx+aby+aby-x+abz-aby-abz+abz-abz+abz-aby-aby+x+aby-abx+abz-abz-aby+abz+abz+abz+abx+z-abz-x-abz+abz-abz+aby-abz+abz-aby-aby+abz-abx+z+aby-abx-aby+abz+abz-abx+x+abz+abz+abx+abz+abx+aby+abx+z+abz-abx-abx-y+aby+abx-abz-abx-abx+aby-abx-aby-abx+abx-abx+abz+aby+abz+abz+y+abx-abz-abx-aby-abz+abx+aby+aby-aby+abx+abx+aby-abx+abz-aby+aby+abx-abx-z+abz+x+abx+abx+abz+abx+abz+abx-abz-abx+abz+abx-z-aby+aby+aby-abz+aby-aby+abx-abz-aby+abz-aby+abz-abz-abx-"

    i will look again at that example. and may be we can apply the idea on another than generating trees.
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