|Virtual Plants / Floradig at the department of Computational Science for Plants, Animals and their Interaction (Australia)||Software for digitizing the growth of real plants. Used for Australian agriculture: cotton, bean, Stylosanthes, Parthenium, sorghum, young red cedar.||
|AMAP (1990s)||French software package split into several packages: Genesis, Orchestra, Nurseries, Softimage/Maya plug-ins.||Large plant database, includes scientific
and botanical knowledge.
Includes a growth
Provides terrain creation with area delineation based on GIS data.
|It's unclear whether and how you can create
your own species.
No longer sold, the technology was transferred to Bionatics
|Tree Designer||An old plant modeler that outputs to 3DS and POV-Ray.||Shareware for Win32, uses OpenGL.||all the examples look like the same tree|
|4Dvision - "Nursery"||Leaves look small and more realistic, trunks thinner||Only very simplistic models available, pretty
much stuck with the samples you get.
Only a 3DSR4 version was ever available, appears to be dead and gone
(no longer online?)
|Package of Java classes for L-system modeling extended to handle particle systems and quilt designs.||Looks very nice.
Models natural plant growth.
Source code available
|L-system language used is not abstract enough. (includes explicit function calls within the rules).|
|LParser||One of the first public domain L-system packages.||Runs under MS-DOS. Provides source code. Output for POV-Ray and Rayshade.||Very primitive and VERY slow.|