• Evolution - make your own monstrosity and watch it learn to walk
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This is a cool little experiment I saw posted on /v/ and thought it was really cool. [url=https://keiwan.itch.io/evolution][img]https://i.imgur.com/ZepF6my.png[/img][/url] Here's an example of how a simple armature may learn to move forward [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/phzccm.mp4[/vid] And another one which after 10 generations learned how to jump forward instead of just dragging itself on the floor [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/nfwfer.mp4[/vid] [url]https://keiwan.itch.io/evolution[/url] You get to create an assembly of bones and muscles and watch as it learns to move efficiently. Comes with some presets but it also allows for complete blank slate creations. It's fun to mess around with but figured it's too short to warrant a GGD thread.
Well shit, there went today's productivity...
So I tried making a frog creature, hoping it would learn to jump forward. [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/cheudv.mp4[/vid] Evolution decided to take a [I]very[/I] different turn.
The general principle reminds me of boxcar 2D [url]http://boxcar2d.com[/url]
[QUOTE=Ganerumo;53133703]So I tried making a frog creature, hoping it would learn to jump forward. [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/cheudv.mp4[/vid] Evolution decided to take a [I]very[/I] different turn.[/QUOTE] It's 'I meant to do that' made into a form of walking, glorious.
I drew a swastika and I'm at 28 generations and it's still useless. Art imitates life I guess :v:
One of mine just learned to break physics for locomotion and began honing the spaz to get further.
[img]https://image.ibb.co/cy4QY7/Screenshot_2018_02_15_15_53_31.png[/img] [sp]Unfortunately it's a bit of a miscarriage as far as walking is concerned, generation 7 and still cant get anywhere[/sp]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/OeyvEGy.jpg[/img]
I spent 30 minutes trying to make penis walk, but the best i could do is make it fall over...
I made a blob with as much muscles and bones as possible to see what would happen, but it just spazzed out and chrashed the game :v:
[vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/vmwgmg.mp4[/vid] Now we wait till it runs out of memory again
reminds me of sodaplay
I feel like I need to know more about pelvis anatomy to be good at this game.
[QUOTE=Van-man;53133719]The general principle reminds me of boxcar 2D [url]http://boxcar2d.com[/url][/QUOTE] You son of a bitch, I was supposed to be productive at work today. :v:
[QUOTE=Zick-1957;53133960]I spent 30 minutes trying to make penis walk, but the best i could do is make it fall over...[/QUOTE] Ask and you shall receive. [url]http://recordit.co/CaG3U0dXj4[/url] [editline]15th February 2018[/editline] Although if anybody can recommend a good screen recorder, the one I was using doesn't seem to record at a high FPS(It wasnt laggy on my monitor)
[QUOTE=Bomber9900;53134312] Although if anybody can recommend a good screen recorder, the one I was using doesn't seem to record at a high FPS(It wasnt laggy on my monitor)[/QUOTE] If you have an Nvidia card you could always use shadowplay/Experience Share I don't have any recording of successful creatures, but with a simple encoder you can make really high quality MP4s and upload them pretty much anywhere. Here's something I made with just cropping with Vdub and FFCoder [vid]https://giant.gfycat.com/DecentCloudyCero.webm[/vid]
Reminds me of an old screensaver I had "BreveCreatures".
[vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/givbet.mp4[/vid]
[QUOTE=gokiyono;53133804]I drew a swastika and I'm at 28 generations and it's still useless. Art imitates life I guess :v:[/QUOTE] glorious 1000 year reich (offer may or may not be limited to 5 generations) [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/mcszjm.webm[/vid]
I built a wheel like thing that moves around in some kind of weird mix between walking and rolling. [img]http://puu.sh/zoCpt/9d21eaac1a.jpg[/img]
Has anyone managed to make a successful climber? The best I can manage is one that doesn't fall.
[QUOTE=Zick-1957;53133960]I spent 30 minutes trying to make penis walk, but the best i could do is make it fall over...[/QUOTE] Obviously you forgot the pentagrams [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/qurazu.mp4[/vid] [editline]15th February 2018[/editline] I think this thing might be programmed wrong. I tried the stair climbing thing and had things actually CLIMB THE STAIRS only for the "best of generation" to be handed to some fucking idiot creature that tumbled all the way down, thus causing future generations to be even stupider. Even in the "running forward" mode I don't know if the way they're judging success is the best, because it seems to be naturally selecting for the trait of "falling over" and thereby preventing any tall creature from ever being able to learn to walk.
Please add "manual mode" which lets you QWOP your own creation
[QUOTE=V12US;53135146]I built a wheel like thing that moves around in some kind of weird mix between walking and rolling. [img]http://puu.sh/zoCpt/9d21eaac1a.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I had something like this earlier that got going pretty fast. But then the game crashed at 120 generations. I tried making it again, but modifying it a bit. And now? [img]https://i.imgur.com/yUAQjgp.png[/img] Now the wheel thinks being a triangle is the fastest method of travel. And maybe it is. edit nvm literally just 2 bones and a muscle is the fastest thing on the planet [img]https://i.imgur.com/r8DRyoT.png[/img]
[img]http://puu.sh/zoPAA/b40d87d3f0.gif[/img]
[QUOTE=ZestyLemons;53135858][img]http://puu.sh/zoPAA/b40d87d3f0.gif[/img][/QUOTE] is this qwop
[QUOTE=Ithon;53134008]reminds me of sodaplay[/QUOTE] I had so much fun with sodaplay. Admittedly I didn't really know what I was doing, but it was fun messing around with the settings, and IIRC it had an option which made sounds based on the movement, which results in quirky interesting noises [editline]16th February 2018[/editline] [QUOTE=Mort Stroodle;53135872]is this qwop[/QUOTE] The only technique in QWOP that works reliably. Evolution is a great thing
[QUOTE=DrMonumbo;53135018]glorious 1000 year reich (offer may or may not be limited to 5 generations) [vid]https://my.mixtape.moe/mcszjm.webm[/vid][/QUOTE] [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/2QCGEQZ.png[/IMG] Crashed at the 284'th attempt, but maybe it's because I use the webapp :v:
[QUOTE=ZestyLemons;53135858][img]http://puu.sh/zoPAA/b40d87d3f0.gif[/img][/QUOTE] Early history of the Ministry of Silly Walks.
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