Simulation of Tree Motion Based on Vega Prime
Due to the high level complexity of the structure of trees, physical-based simulation of tree’s motion is a difficult task. Many visual simulation platforms and modeling tools are developed to simplify the process of simulation. In a variety of modeling tools, Creator is a simple and convenient modeling tool. It works with the visual simulation platform Vega Prime. They play an important role in the field of visualized simulation. Thus, a solution for simulating tree’s motion in the environment of Creator and Vega Prime is proposed. Each of branches around the tree’s 3D shape is built in Creator, and then is gradually merged together into a tree in Vega Prime. The Vega Prime APIs are used to realize the simulation of tree’s motion. The software development circle is shortened in the solution. The simulation of tree’s motion is accomplished faithfully. Experiment results show that the solution reduces the process of development and realizes the vivid simulation.
Z. L. Li and M. Zhang, "Simulation of Tree Motion Based on Vega Prime", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 1296-1299, 2011