Fish Tornado

A short while after finishing the work for the Auckland Museum's Boil Up installation, I saw this photo by Octavio Aburto.

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I decided I wanted to see how close I could come to simulating this phenomenon with code. I commissioned a model of a Bigeye Trevally and worked on trying to get a flocking system that would form a stable vortex. Here is the final piece.

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