From Ant Colony Simulation to Natural Media Painting

While working on a program to implement an ant colony simulation, I discovered that I had a program that did a nice job of simulating natural media painting. The following landscape image is the result of an initial test of having the ants sample an underlying photograph and paint their trail.

Coding was done using the Processing framework.

The motto of the story is that sometimes algorithms can take you to surprising destinations.

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very cool idea!

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