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automata-based paint program

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download source code (flixel/flash builder)

edit: added colour version, at foddy‘s request


  1. Weeble wrote:

    Should something happen when I press S, or is it another tool? I can’t seem to get it to work.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  2. when you press ‘s’, the automata will regenerate for each of the brush densities. In the black and white mode, this is most obvious for the second-lightest brush (just draw a bit with the big brush size, press s, and see if it changes), and second-darkest brush in the colour mode.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Permalink
  3. Weeble wrote:

    Ah, I see. Subtle.

    The clumpier automata make some interesting shapes. It made me wonder if anyone’s applied cellular automata to level generation. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that is indeed the case:

    Have you tried it for anything more gamey?

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  4. I’ve seen a couple of people try GOL-based level alterations mid-game. I haven’t tried automata based stuff for level generation myself.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink