Stewart Smith
Automata generator

Cellular Automata

Website and Adobe Illustrator file generator based on the research of Stephen Wolfram.

This PHP-based automata generator demonstrates the ability of simple systems to manifest great complexity. It creates a 121×60 field and allows the user to create random initial conditions by inserting additional randomly distributed active cells in the initializing row. A user can choose to output a vector file as text to the browser, save the text with a ".ai" extension, and open it in Adobe Illustrator 3 or later.