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Animate a Wind Farm with MATLAB: Adding Realism

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Realism added to the demo

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This submission improves upon the demo submitted here:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/26273-animate-a-wind-farm-with-matlab

See the associated demo to see how to get started building the wind turbine in VRML from scratch.

To add realism to the scene, the terrain was modeled in Blender, a free 3D tool for authoring powerful 3D scenes:

http://www.blender.org/

The tutorial that was referenced for creating the mountains is available here:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Mountains_Out_Of_Molehills

Use the Export to VRML feature to bring the Blender file into the VRML format.

The sky was modeled as a half-hemisphere with texturing. The images used for the textures were photographed by the author. It is highly recommended that you explore with your camera to get better texture images.

Also, observe the position of the lighting to create the effect of shadows on the landscape (effect created due to light not reaching the leeward side)

Required Products Simulink 3D Animation
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.10 (R2010a)
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09 Mar 2012 Erdal Bizkevelci  
07 Oct 2011 Mr Smart  
10 Oct 2010 Simulink Dude

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12 Jul 2010 Simulink Dude

Fog effect for this demo is added in this submission here:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/28091-animate-a-wind-farm-with-matlab-add-the-fog-effect

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