We present a method for incorporating the biomechanical model of the bending of branch axes introduced by Schaffer and Fournier et al. into developmental plant models expressed using L-systems. The models capture the impact of gravity, tropisms, contact between elements of a plant structure and contact with obstacles on the shape of branches. Sample plants modeled using this technique are compared with photographs of real plants
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