4D Computed Tomography Measurement for Growing Plant Animation

Sakiho Kato, Tomofumi Narita, Chika Tomiyama, Takashi Ijiri, Hiroya Tanaka

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Detailed observation of plant growth is essential for botanical analysis and realistic animation design. This study introduces spatial-temporal measurement techniques for a growing plant using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT). We scanned a target plant using CT over the course of couple of days with fixed time intervals to obtain four-dimensional (4D) volumetric images. We present a technique to segment the obtained 4D-CT images semi-automatically. We provide a 4D-CT measurement of budding bean sprouts to illustrate the feasibility of it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Posters, SA 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354059
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 27
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Posters, SA 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2017 Nov 272017 Nov 30


OtherSIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Posters, SA 2017


  • 4D Measurement
  • Plant Animation
  • Segmentation
  • X-ray CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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