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Title: Computer generation of fractal terrains
Authors: Margerum, Eugene A.
Werkheiser, Anne.
Keywords: Fractals
Artificial landscapes
Computer graphics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0504.
Description: Research note
Abstract: The use of fractals for the generation of artificial terrains is presented. An introduction to the introduction to the relevant basic properties of fractals is given and a method for the generation of artificial fractal landscapes is described. The algorithm has been used to develop a LISP computer program for synthesizing topographic surfaces. Examples of the resulting structures are given in the form of a series of profiled surfaces representing landscapes of varying fractal dimension and varying vertical dilation. The LISP computer programs are also given and described.
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