Continuing to explore the Cinder port of Memo's wonderful MSAFluid library for 2D fluid simulations. In this video, I am recreating a flocking scenario that was recently mentioned in an episode of AWE-MAGGEDDON hosted by RadioLab.
Check the talk by Ian Couzin.
In it, he discusses how he was able to recreate complex (looking) flocking behaviors with three simple rules.
1) If I am far away from my neighbors, move towards them.
2) If I am too close to my neighbors, move away from them.
3) If I am neither too close or too far from my neighbors, move with them.
Happily, this wasn't too hard to recreate (since I had already been experimenting with rules 1 and 2 for a couple years. It never occurred to me to try rule 3.
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