Ready is a free and open-source utility that allows you to explore continuous cellular automata, including reaction-diffusion systems.
OpenCL is used as the computation engine, to take advantage of the many-core architectures on graphics cards and modern CPUs.
OpenCL also allows rules to be written in a text format and compiled on the fly. Ready supports a compact XML-based file format so that images and rules can be shared easily.
Ready supports 1D, 2D and 3D patterns.
Detailed instructions on how to install and use the Ready utility on your Mac are available HERE.
Ready is cross-platform and it works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Binaries for the Windows and Linux platforms are available on the project's homepage.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Brush size can be changed.
· Polyhedral cells now supported. Use vertex-, edge- or face-neighbors.
File > New Pattern now also offers to create:
· random 2D Delaunay and Voronoi meshes
· random 3D Delaunay honeycomb
· body-centred cubic honeycomb (truncated octahedra)
· face-centred cubic honeycomb (rhombic dodecahedra)
· diamond honeycomb (triakis truncated tetrahedra)
· Buss_hex.vtu, Frank Buss' hexagonal CA.
· tri_life.vtu, B45/S34 on a triangular grid.
· PenroseTilings/Imai_glider_B2SC4.vtu, a naturally-occuring glider on a Penrose tiling.
· PenroseTilings/Goucher_loops.vtu, showing how Adam Goucher's Penrose glider behaves on the darts-and-kites tiling.
· hex_B2oS2m34_gliders.vtu, Paul Callahan's Life-like rule on a hexagonal lattice.
· oregonator.vti, the Oregonator, a model for the famous Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction.
· complex_Ginsburg-Landau_magnitude.vti, by showing the magnitude of the complex number we get a quite different view to the original.
· larger-than-life.vti, a CA rule th...