So it's been a while since I've updated this. Currently I am working at the University of Calgary doing research for the Computer Science department in the Computer Graphics area under the supervision of
My area of research is in the correct and aesthetically pleasing modelling and texturing of tree buttresses. This has also branched a bit to include the synthesizing of bark textures, both from an example texture and from procedurally generated bark textures.
So far things are going good, I am currently focused on the synthesis of bark since I have developed a few methods to create the buttresses and would now like to texture them.