Physics Type Boids

– Boids particle systems are controlled by a limited artificial intelligence, which can be programmed to follow basic rules and behaviors.

– They are ideal for simulating flocks, swarms, herds and schools of various kind of animals, insects and fishes or predators vs. preys simulations.

– They can react on the presence of other objects and on the members of their own system.

– Boids can handle only a certain amount of information, therefore the sequence of the Behavior settings is very important. In certain situations only the first three parameter are evaluated.

Blender Physics Boids

Max Land Angular Velocity

– This parameter sets the maximum value for the direction’s variation of the velocity vector.

– It’s expressed as percentage value of 180°, so 0.1 means 18°, 0.2 means 36° and so on.

– The larger this value the larger the variations of particle’s direction.

– In this example you can see how the bigger this value the smaller the circle is (as the particles can change their direction with bigger angles)

Blender Boids Max Land Angular Velocity