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3D cellular automata.

Davies, P., 2009. 3D cellular automata. In: Proceedings 5th Annual BPC Research Conference 5th July 2009. Bournemouth, England: Bournemouth and Poole College.

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A cellular automaton (CA) is a set of rules which determines the state of individual cells on a grid, based on neighbourhood relations. CAs have been used by researchers to model a wide range of systems from cell growth to cosmology to universal computation. However nearly all such models have been on one or two dimensional grids. This article provides a brief history of the development of CAs and then extends the models to three dimensions using open source software; Blender and Python. New 3D rules are examined and the development of 3D cell configurations explored and visualized.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:BPC Research Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Proceedings 5th Annual BPC Research Conference 5th July 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cellular Automaton, Game of Life, 3D
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:17408
Deposited By: Dr Philip Davies
Deposited On:21 Feb 2011 15:49
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:37


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