Sunday, 12 February 2012

Phero Print

In continuing to look at the idea of chemotaxis among agent populations, I added a third dimension to the pheromone based simulation from earlier. Taking a similar approach, two populations of agents compete for space in a finite volume. Each population attempts to drag the pheromone concentration towards a desired level to which it is also attracted. Eventually the populations negotiate respective territories producing similar results to some previous space partitioning studies. Below is a 3d print of isosurfaces extracted from the resulting pheromone cloud. 

Also, on a related note, here's a look at the surfacing in action on a different pheromone cloud.

Platforms: Processing, C#, Grasshopper, Rhino