As a student of a Cornell, I have many opportunities thrown my way.
One of those was research at Cornell's Theory Center. I have been interested
in graphics for a long time, and took Cornell's graphics course last
semester ( CS417/418). After thoroghly enjoying the course I asked
Bruce Land if I could
do some research in graphics. We got together and after some brain storming
decided that modeling would be the best place to start, since viewing the
models would be easy with Data Explorer.
Fractals always seemed to fascinate me so I decided to model fractal landscapes.
The project was designed to be simple enough to finish in one semester,
with out too much work, fortunately I got carried away.
Beyond giving me more experience in graphics and programming this research
should (hopefully) have some pratical usage in the upcomming CS418 class.
Last year many students
did landscape "fly-throughs" for their final project. However, due to the
lack of data-sets available most of the animations looked the same. With
the help of fractal landscapes however . . .
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