Conway's Game of Life is generalized to a continuous domain. OpenGL and GLSL shaders are used for real-time 2D and 3D graphics. Time stepping is done via a real to complex FFT based convolution operation. There are also two deliberately simple test implementations in FreeBasic and Matlab. A 2D version on a sphere shows that it is really not dependent on the underlying grid.

Features

  • 1D, 2D and 3D with various visualization choices
  • uses FFT for fast computation even for big neighborhoods
  • change parameters in real-time and watch the effect
  • parameters are saved and loaded easily, nothing is lost of your experiments
  • uses the GPU for maximum performance, float precision is sufficient
  • simple version in FreeBasic that should be transferable to any system or language
  • small version in Matlab that shows the concept very clearly
  • version on a sphere that proves the independence of the underlying grid
  • version using SDL, that is the same for Windows, Linux and Mac (only source)

Project Samples

Project Activity

See All Activity >

Follow SmoothLife

SmoothLife Web Site

Other Useful Business Software

Reduce Support Costs with TeamSupport’s B2B helpdesk Reduce Support Costs with TeamSupport’s B2B helpdesk Icon
Reduce Support Costs with TeamSupport’s B2B helpdesk Icon

Improve customer satisfaction with powerful and easy to use helpdesk software built specifically for business to business customer support.

We do what you do – business software – so we get it. Customer support is critical to any business and as a B2B provider you not only need to manage contacts and tickets, you need to understand your business relationships at a customer level. TeamSupport is the only helpdesk software built for B2B and made to scale with you as you grow.
  • Easy to Use and Fully Customizable to Your Business
  • Relational Customer Database and Best in Class SLAs

Rate This Project

Login To Rate This Project

User Ratings

★★★★★
★★★★
★★★
★★
3
1
0
0
0
ease 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 0 / 5
features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 0 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 0 / 5
support 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 0 / 5

User Reviews

  • Hi. The main smooth executable file work fine and its very interesting, but I can't seem to get the matlab code to work. Errors like 'Creating a string using double quotes is not supported. Use the string function.' Have you run into this problem before? Maybe from a newer version of Matlab

Read more reviews >

Additional Project Details

Intended Audience

Science/Research, Education, Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop

Programming Language

MATLAB, C++, BASIC, GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language)

Registered

2012-02-23