RoCoCau (for Root, Collar, Caulinear) is the result of the concatenation of AmapSim and DigR. The result is a simulator that is able to grow both root and shoot systems at the same time.
It is a pure structural simulator with a real botanistic accuracy.
Since it is hosted in the same software environment as AmapSim, it inherits every features including output formats and plugin mechanism (Plug-ins).
To create a new species into RoCoCau, you will have to parametrize both aerial and underground parts using AmapSim and DigR environments.
The running syntax of RoCoCau is then :
gaspcp aerial root age [seed] [-sGeomSimplification] [-STopoSimplification [-deltaDelta]] [-g[step]] [-gl[step]] [-a[step]] [-oOutputFileName] [-cModule [-eModuleData]] [[-fsstep] -foCustomOutputFormat]
aerial : name of the aerial part of the plant (if single name, .cfg file will be used for parameter file location) root : name of the root part of the plant (if single name, .cfg file will be used for parameter file location) age : age to be computed seed : random number initialisation number -s : GeomSimplification is the simplification level on geometrical output (from 0 to 4) -S : TopoSimplification is the simplification level on topological computing (from 0 to 3) -delta : birth date threshold to build simplified classes step : output step (only at simulation end by default) -o : output to a particular OutputFileName file (without extension), this MUST be a complete path/filename -g : output linetree format -gl : output opf format -a : output mtg format -n : output natFX format -c : dynamicaly link the module file Module to the simulation kernel -e : provide the current Module with ModuleData as private data configuration file -swap : change bytes output order (switch between little and big endian -fs : custom output step -fo : load a custom output format module -posx : the x world position of this plant (cm) -posy : the y world position of this plant (cm) -posz : the z world position of this plant (cm) -begin : the absolute beginning time for growth simulation
Scene : a text file describing a scene which means that each line consists in a single plant simulation command