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In this article, we present an approach for employing a particular procedural modeling technique, L-systems, to produce a tree resembling one occurring in a set of input photographs. Our approach involves reconstructing the 3D volume occupied by the tree, constructing a plausible skeleton of the tree - its trunk and major branches - for this volume, and finally growing the remainder of the tree with an L-system. This approach retains the plausibility of output from a procedural model while providing a high degree of control over the final shape, resulting in efficient realistic reconstruction.
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Ilya Shlyakhter, Julie Dorsey, Max Rozenoer, Seth Teller, "Reconstructing 3D Tree Models from Instrumented Photographs", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 21, no. , pp. 53-61, May/June 2001, doi:10.1109/38.920627
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