03-09-2002, 05:53 PM
Hi all! I finished the basics for the 3D langston's ant I've been working on for so long...
the scrnshots should be on this thread
I'm still uploading it and I'm so impatient but when it is uploaded, you will be able to download it here:
my site with 3D ant (http://www.blazemediapro.com)
thanks! and have a good one... I know I am
03-09-2002, 06:00 PM
1) Can't see the images.
2) The file doesn't exist.
03-09-2002, 06:04 PM
I guess it doesn't allow direct linking or something... but if you directly go to the location of the images, it works...
03-09-2002, 06:07 PM
Kinda like sticking a Skoda engine in a Ferrari. Looks good, but its still an ant algorithm.
Very nice Kel, looks like you havent been slacking after all :)
03-09-2002, 06:09 PM
it's done uploading everyone download it
Page Up - Zoom In
Page Down - Zoom Out
Home - Rotate Camera Clockwise
End - Rotate Camera CounterClockwise
Up Arrow - Rotate Up
Down Arrow - Rotate Down
Left Arrow - Rotate Left
Right Arrow - Rotate Right
some cool things to try:
set the following options:
3D, hollow ant, using cubes,
and zoom in :)
03-09-2002, 06:19 PM
Hey, this is pretty sweet! :) Good job
03-09-2002, 08:41 PM
As pathetic as it may sound, I've been waiting for this for about a month. :) Nice one Keltus!
03-10-2002, 06:00 AM
Dude, that is seriously cool. I like it. :D
03-10-2002, 11:37 PM
Keltus, for some reason the music works now. Also, when I use the hollow ant option I can really see that it is 3D. Nice. :) By the way, it looks nothing like an ant.
03-11-2002, 03:54 AM
yeah, why is it named after ants? It just looks like a pattern to me
03-11-2002, 08:32 AM
Because the man who invented it was doing research into the way ant colonies organise themselves and the association stuck, even though it is now seen as a mathematical exercise.
I noticed an interesting problem with the 3D representation. If you let it grow a reasonable size pattern but don't let it start doing the off shoots, then tilt it about 45 degrees; when you rotate it you can not tell in which direction it is rotating. If you look at it in different ways you can see both.
03-11-2002, 03:08 PM
banjo, sorry I don't quite understand what you're saying...
what do you mean by "offshoot"? can you rephrase?
if it's something obvious, sorry
03-12-2002, 09:05 AM
Well, you know how it moves around in inside an imaginary oval for a while and then eventually it moves off in straight line until it hits the original cluster again. You end up with what looks like a trelass with oval squiggles at the intersections.
Actually, once it gets to this stage the optical illusion is restored anyway. It is only broken when the straight line bits first form.
03-12-2002, 02:51 PM
aaa yes, that's quite the illusion...
I'm going to add some lighting and stuff soon so it will go away soon