Realization and Extension of the Xfrog Approach for Plant Modelling in the Graph-Grammar Based Language XL

keywords: Plant modelling, object instancing, graph grammar, Xfrog, XL,\break GroIMP
Two well-known approaches for modelling virtual vegetation are grammar-based methods (L-systems) and the Xfrog method, which is based on graph transformations expanding ``multiplier'' nodes. We show that both approaches can be unified in the framework of ``relational growth grammars'', a variant of parallel graph grammars. We demonstrate this possibility and the synergistic benefits of the combination of both methods at simple plant models which were processed using our open-source software GroIMP.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 68-U05
reference: Vol. 36, 2017, No. 1, pp. 33–54