EndlessForms.com:New Website for Interactively Evolving and 3D Printing Objects
- I am happy to announce a website where you can interactively evolve objects and 3D print them (e.g. in silver, steel, or bronze):
A key driver of the complexity of the evolved shapes is that they are evolved with a generative encoding inspired by developmental biology, specifically Compositional Pattern Producing Networks (the encoding for HyperNEAT).
The details are described in Clune & Lipson 2011, http://goo.gl/HRXLD
Video tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZu83G8F2Ro
The scientific purpose of the site is to explore what complex designs can be produced when evolution is powered by a generative encoding based on developmental biology. The practical purpose of the site is to allow people to create unique physical objects easily and see the power of evolution in action.
Please try the site out and publish the interesting objects that you discover. Please also help generate traffic to the site by sharing it with your friends, posting it to Facebook, etc. The more people that use it, the more complex the objects will get.
Hod Lipson's Creative Machines Lab