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From: gregjohn
Subject: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 02:00:01
Message: <web.52d73c63f36e3ce13452adce0@news.povray.org>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmy_mBX9Ieg

I've been doing a lot of tweaking of my flocking algorithm.  The goal has been
to  allow graceful near collisions with each other, and avoid some big boulders
in the middle as well.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 08:16:51
Message: <52d79573$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-1-2014 2:56, gregjohn wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmy_mBX9Ieg
>
> I've been doing a lot of tweaking of my flocking algorithm.  The goal has been
> to  allow graceful near collisions with each other, and avoid some big boulders
> in the middle as well.
>

Fascinating. NASA would be interested, no doubt ;-)

How about the boulders moving into the flock? I am thinking of those 
shoals of fish with dolphins swimming in and out of the flock, fishing.

Thomas


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From: Jaime Vives Piqueres
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 11:12:46
Message: <52d7beae$1@news.povray.org>
El 16/01/14 09:16, Thomas de Groot escribió:
> I am thinking of those shoals of fish with dolphins swimming in and
> out of the flock, fishing.

   I agree absolutely... it would be even more fascinating.

   Great work, Greg!

--
jaime


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From: gregjohn
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 12:20:01
Message: <web.52d7cdca7eee1e903452adce0@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> On 16-1-2014 2:56, gregjohn wrote:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmy_mBX9Ieg
> >
> > I've been doing a lot of tweaking of my flocking algorithm.  The goal has been
> > to  allow graceful near collisions with each other, and avoid some big boulders
> > in the middle as well.
> >
>
> Fascinating. NASA would be interested, no doubt ;-)
>
> How about the boulders moving into the flock? I am thinking of those
> shoals of fish with dolphins swimming in and out of the flock, fishing.
>
> Thomas

Thanks, all.
Yes, that is my motivation: I have an image in my head so a seal who's
"vaporized" a flock of herring immediately around his head. Fish I could do, but
I'm wondering if a sea mammal would be too Uncanny Valley in pro ray.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 12:28:25
Message: <52d7d069$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-1-2014 13:17, gregjohn wrote:
> Thanks, all.
> Yes, that is my motivation: I have an image in my head so a seal who's
> "vaporized" a flock of herring immediately around his head. Fish I could do, but
> I'm wondering if a sea mammal would be too Uncanny Valley in pro ray.
>

Difficult to say. An alien "rocket eater" would not pose problems in 
your present flock though.

Thomas


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From: gregjohn
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 16 Jan 2014 17:05:02
Message: <web.52d8109d7eee1e90a9b6c9220@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:

> Fascinating. NASA would be interested, no doubt ;-)
>
>

But actually, what would NASA want this for?  I have seriously, often wondered
if I could take one of these more advanced simulations, slap it on the desk of a
small college's math department, and get a quick M.S. out of it....


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors
Date: 17 Jan 2014 08:31:28
Message: <52d8ea60$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-1-2014 18:02, gregjohn wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>
>> Fascinating. NASA would be interested, no doubt ;-)
>>
>>
>
> But actually, what would NASA want this for?  I have seriously, often wondered
> if I could take one of these more advanced simulations, slap it on the desk of a
> small college's math department, and get a quick M.S. out of it....
>
>

NASA was suggested to me by your use of rockets ;-) If you had used 
fishes or birds, another institution would have come to my mind. 
However, your thought remains valid and why not just take the step? 
Flock modelling would certainly draw their attention I guess, and of 
interest to professionals studying animal behaviour. I don't know about 
a /quick/ MS though... :-)

Thomas


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