Animating Persian Floral Patterns

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Katayoon Etemad, Faramarz F. Samavati, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz: Animating Persian Floral Patterns. In: Douglas W. Cunningham, Victoria Interrante, Paul Brown, Jon McCormack (Eds.): Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics, 2008. 25-32



In this paper we describe Persian floral patterns and explore techniques for animating them. We present several approaches for this dynamic recreation: visualizing pattern symmetries, illustrating their design process, and simulating plant growth. For creating a pleasant illusion of a never-ending movie, we also explore an infinitely cycling effect for self-similar patterns. The construction of animating patterns is started by interactive modeling of plant elements using NURBS. We then use procedural techniques to control the animation.

Extended Abstract


author = {Etemad, Katayoon and Samavati, Faramarz F. and Prusinkiewicz, Przemyslaw},
title = {Animating Persian Floral Patterns},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fourth Eurographics Conference on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging},
series = {Computational Aesthetics'08},
year = {2008},
isbn = {978-3-905674-08-8},
location = {Lisbon, Portugal},
pages = {25--32},
numpages = {8},
url = {, },
doi = {10.2312/COMPAESTH/COMPAESTH08/025-032},
acmid = {2381338},
publisher = {Eurographics Association},
address = {Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, Switzerland},

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