On Evolving Multi-Pheromone Ant Paintings Gary Greenfield University of Richmond CEC Evolved Art & Music: July, 2006 Outline Background. Objectives. Multiple-Pheromone Model. (Virtual) Ant Model. Evolutionary Framework. Results. Conclusions. I. Background
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University of Richmond
CEC Evolved Art & Music: July, 2006
The “trail” is made by blending a time varying percentage of the ant’s foreground color f with the current cell.
viz. Over L time steps an ant may diffuse and blend its foreground color (modulated from, say, f/2 to f ) thereby simulating a “stroke” being painted on a background that was initially re-colored white and black a la Urbano.
Na ants use black for background color
Nb ants use white for background color
Na ~ Nb
These two evolved images contrast the aesthetic result we are trying to achieve with the result we are trying to prevent.