Continuous Cellular Automaton

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Robin
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Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by Robin » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:29 pm

Another CA (again based on the Life Lua example). This time it's a continuous one.

Every time the CA is run (press R to restart with random initial states), it goes through three stages:
  • Contrasts. Spots that are on average a tiny bit lighter become lighter, and the same goes for darker spots.
  • Advance of the Light Spots. Generally, spots that are light enough become white. Dark spots become smaller.
  • Rectangles. Now, the dark spots strike back. They expand until they are rectangular.
The last stage is by far the longest: the first two are often already finished within 10 or 20 generations, while the third may take several hundreds.

I made two versions: a simple monochromatic, and one with three colors, which is actually just like running 3 separate CA's at the same time, but it looks cooler.

Anyway, please tell me what you think.
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The Monochromatic one.
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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by Peter Hickman » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:40 pm

The multicolour CA is really cool in a retro 60's way.

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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by whitebear » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:48 am

Yeah. It's pretty psychedelic.

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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by davefp » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:37 pm

A joy to watch. The colour version would make a good screen saver.

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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by athanazio » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:28 am

crazy :)
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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by Robin » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:11 pm

Here's another weird one:
multiccontca2.love
This one makes me go: "okaaay..."
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Re: Continuous Cellular Automaton

Post by Robin » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:41 pm

And a psychedelic one:
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This would be what cellular automatons were like in the sixties.
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