Trees are awesome

I stumbled upon Taghua yesterday and have been thinking about it since then. Now I’m planning to do the same in 3D with more colours and if it turns out well, I might just write some sort of a forest generator.

I analyzed the trees I went by today and made a list of things to be taken into consideration when writing a tree generator:

  • The size and the shape of the tree (duh) and its leaves (if any)
  • The general direction and force of the wind blowing at the tree
  • Gravity and the density of the materials composing the tree

There may be several more, but these are the ones I’ll be working with for now.

Modelling Mother Nature using computers is something that’s always thrilled me, but this is the first time I’m actually working on a program that does that. Wish me luck and expect followups for this post.