Surface-based growth simulation for opening flowers

  title={Surface-based growth simulation for opening flowers},
  author={Takashi Ijiri and Mihoshi Yokoo and Saneyuki Kawabata and Takeo Igarashi},
  booktitle={Graphics Interface},
We propose a biologically motivated method for creating animations of opening flowers. We simulate the development of petals based on the observation that flower opening is mainly caused by cell expansion. We use an elastic triangular mesh to represent a petal and emulate its growth by developing each triangular region. Our simulation process consists of two steps. The system first grows each triangle independently according to user-specified parameters and derives target rest edge lengths and… CONTINUE READING
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