MULTlv is an experiment in Emergence or Emergent Behavior - i.e. Arise of apparent order or pattern inside a system, as a result of the activity of its smaller scale compenents (such as the Natural evolution of urban fabrics and land use distribution, as seen in unplanned cities).
The System defines a series of agents that represent the “Events” in space. The Digital tool implements knowledge of natural Emergent agent based systems with Self-Organizing ability, also known as “Swarm Intelligence”.
A Clip showing one iteration of the swarm simulation process
The organizing method has 2 principles:
- Parameter Compatibility - Adjusting the parameters within the “Event”. For instance, a “noisy” event can’t also be noise sensitive.
- Attraction/Repulsion - Each “Event” is influenced by a set of forces defined by its parameters and its relative position to other “Events” and other site relevant input.
|Paramter Setup Interface|
The System uses an input interface which controls the overall distribution of each parameter, while creating random and unique parameter combination for each “Event”.
|Screen Captures Showing each agents' parameters|
The Simulation and Analysis Tool was built using MaxScript and the Autodesk 3DS Max' "Crowd" Module.