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Working at the NCCA gave Bell the chance to work with Prof Peter Comninos' animation system CGAL. Comninos wrote a program that would take data generated by smallworld and convert it into a format suitable for CGAL.

Bell did a number of experiments using this technique, both with still images and animation.

The image below was generated using data from Smallworld passed to CGAL which was then used to create models of paths and objects. The background was a polygon mesh with its vertices assigned animal behaviours which led the surface to distort. It was then illuminated with different coloured lights.

 

 

   
       
    The images below are stills from animations that can be seen on Bell's Vimeo site    
       
       
       
       
    a group of flesh coloured creatures follow a blue one as it moves finding and 'eating' red ones    
       
    blue creatures pursue and 'eat' flesh coloured ones