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[challenge entry] Flight of fancy


Hi there, I guess this should probably go on links, but its relevant to the challenge at hand..

A 'flight simulator' of sorts.

Have a click. Should run in any modern browser.

From the Flight challenge. See all 67 entries (closed)

(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:32, archived)
# So my question is always...
"Are they following each other, or are they all reacting to stimuli the same way?"
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:36, archived)
# In this case
At least in my simulation, they all share a common goal, although each one might target a slightly different spot. Like, they're not all going to point (100,100,100) but like that spot +/- 50.

One theory is that those flocks work by the members only observing how far apart they are from others. If you were walking down the street with two of your friends, you wouldn't have to worry about where you're going if you just stayed between them. I'd guess that, in that case, changes in direction are dictated by members on the edges of the flock.

Also, hat tip to you, old fellow.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:40, archived)
# Cheers!
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:57, archived)
# There's no real difference between those two positions.
If they follow each other, that's reacting to stimuli in the same way; if they're all reacting to stimuli in the same way, in practice that necessarily means they follow each other.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:42, archived)
# Yes but would you jump off a cliff just because you saw somebody else do it
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:43, archived)
# There's no real difference between jumping off a cliff and not jumping off a cliff.
Well I mean yes, there's a difference, but it's a similar kind of difference.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:52, archived)
# What about that pair of butterflies in the field of flowers
Are they just both following the smell or following each other?
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 1:39, archived)
# Following their natures.
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 4:33, archived)
# duh
Magnets, obviously.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 21:26, archived)
# Psychic neural network
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 22:00, archived)
# You are obedient and powerful, we are quarrelsome and weak. And now we are defeated.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:43, archived)
# This is fabulous
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 20:55, archived)
# Maybe it could go in the newsletter!
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 22:00, archived)
# Oh you
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 23:08, archived)
# I would subscribe to this newsletter
it sounds fabulous
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 23:26, archived)
# lol
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 0:29, archived)
# What if we made a newsletter
with only pictures of our bums in it
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 7:58, archived)
# Hit the pause button top left to change parameters and background
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 21:19, archived)
# Pictures taken by your humble scribe, btw
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 21:58, archived)
# Didn't put 2+2 together, I think because you didn't put "I made this" on it.
It's very good, BTW.
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 13:59, archived)
# Yes but which parameter makes them fly in the shape of a cock?


ps: that is awesome
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 21:58, archived)
# Brilliant. But it's scaring me in a Hitchcock kind of way.
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 23:46, archived)
#
Hitch
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 0:05, archived)
# I thought of that. Nya nya.
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 1:31, archived)
# thought provoking
click
(, Fri 6 Apr 2018, 23:59, archived)
# Boids?
Or similar?
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 12:12, archived)
# No
I've seen boids but not based on it.
(, Sat 7 Apr 2018, 23:06, archived)