|The digitized positions define the movement of the lizard (the tail, in this example). A texture map is then overlaid on the 3D wireframe model to give the realistic appearance of lizard skin (left). |
The partial tail images (right) were used in our pilot work to demonstrate the utility of working in an animation environment. Adjustments to the texture map changed the appearance of the tail causing the distal two-thirds to 'disappear'. The tail moves precisely the same way and so we can consider how tail structure and appearance influence signal efficacy with unprecedented control.
|Planted habitats can be reproduced in amazing detail. Plants can be individually constructed and possess unique responses to envornmental conditions. The adjacent image is a screenshot from the software we propose to use Vue8 - xStream by e-on software. |
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