Free scientific software package for simulation of plants growth designed
Prusinkiewicz from University of Calgary. It relies on L-systems logics
for plant structure definition. Plants defined by L-System code can be affected
by additional environmental programs simulating various environmental factors
like presence of sunlight, collisions between leaves clusters, fruits, multiple
plants growing on a field, obstacles, terrain slope, water presence in soil
etc... User can create his own environment impact programs. Branch structure
of models made with L-Studio looks more realistic than from any other plant
TreeSketchis a "younger brother" of L-Studio developed for iPad. It
seems to base on principles from L-Studio, but has a user friendly interface,
and alows to create trees according to a couple instructions from user.
It looks quite spectacular.
Models created with TreeSketch and rendered in Lightwave