WIT Press


Invited Paper Visualization And Generation Of Iterated Function Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930171

Volume

5

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

1,304 kb

Author(s)

H. Jones & A. Campa

Abstract

Invited Paper Visualization and generation of iterated function systems H. Jones," A. Campa^ "School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, Middlesex University, Bounds Green Road, ^Centre for Advanced Studies in Computer Aided Art and Design, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, ABSTRACT Iterated Function Systems (IFSs) have been developed by Michael Barnsley for the generation of a class of fractal objects. The authors show how IFSs can also be used to generate three dimensional solid objects. A method for visualizing such systems is presented, using the standard Computer Graphics depth cueing and z-buffer algorithms. The method has potential for adding naturalistic features, such as trees, shrubs and clouds, to architectural drawings and some of the forms generated could be inspirational to architects and engineers in the generation of innovative structures. ITERATED FUNCTION SYSTEMS Iterated Function Systems (IFSs) were developed by Michael Barnsley [BARNSLEY88] and have

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