In the last few months the Internet has been flooded with deep dreams: images augmented by neural networks which look incredibly trippy. Deep dreams have the potential to become the new fractals; beautifully backgrounds everyone knows are related to Maths, but no one knows really how. What are deep dreams, how are they generated and what can they teach us?
Despite being a very serious language, Python is full of Easter eggs and hidden references. This post shows the top 5:
- Hello World…
- The Zen of Python
- C-Style braces instead of indentation
- Monthy Python references
This tutorial will show how to create a realistic shader that simulate the look and feeling of LCD displays. Developer Monomi Park has recently announced (link) a new update to their game Slime Rancher. One of the most intriguing cosmetic effect that is going to be added is a special LCD shader that makes monitors look pixelated when you’re close to them. The effect was so cool that I simply had to recreate it.
- Step 1. The Pixelated Effect
- Step 2. The LCD Rendering
- Step 3. The Zooming Out Effect
- Conclusion & Download
Our journey to harness the power of evolution is coming to an end. In the previous three parts of this tutorial we have constructed a bipedal body and a mutable genome that determines its behaviour. What’s left now is to actually implement the evolutionary computation that will find a successful walking strategy.
- Part 1. The Evolution Loop
- Part 2. The Simulation
- Part 3. The Fitness Evolution
- Part 4. Improvements
- Conclusion & Downloads