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Habits

The animator establishes the innate character of each artificial fish through a set of binary habit parameters. These parameters determine whether the fish is male or female, and whether it likes, dislikes, or does not care about

  1. brightness,
  2. darkness,
  3. cold,
  4. warmth,
  5. schooling.
`Does not care' is represented by assigning identical values to the two contradicting habit parameters. For instance, if both brightness and darkness parameters are assigned `1' or `0' then the fish does not care about the lighting patterns in its environment.


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Xiaoyuan TuJanuary 1996