National Organisation of Media Arts Database

Landscape Generation with L-Systems

Provided by
Monash University // CEMA

Was run between 2000 and 2004


L-systems are string re-writing grammars often used as the basis for generating complex geometric models of plants. In recent years research has turned to the generation of large-scale population models (see images below), where various species are distributed over landscapes. This project aims to investigate different population dynamic models for species distribution over procedurally generated landscapes. For example species may be distributed by soil conditions, altitude, climate, etc.