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Craig Reynolds Boids

January 08, 2006

I don’t remember how I came up with this. It is strange though I was watching BBC’s show The Blue Planet not more than 3 days ago and just getting amazed of the fish schools and their basic yet very sophisticated looking movements and then I found myself exploring Craig Reynolds boids which imitates basically similar things; fish schools and bird flocks.

I digged it more and came up with lots of information regarding the subject which is impossible to list here but few of them are, Eric Singer’s Jitter objectwhich is based on boids, steering behaviours for autonomous creatures which is one of the rules boids are based on, Craig Reynolds’ paper about Interaction with Groups of Autonomous Creatures which includes a great video about interacting with birds in 3d, his original paper of boids he wrote back in 1987 and boids Pseudocode Conrad Parker wrote which could be really helpful for implementing this code in processing.

Yes, I want to implement this in processing as an exercise for nature of code. We will see if I can implement it or not.

For now that’s it.

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