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Can a flock be steered towards a target ?

I've seen that flocking behavior has the alignement behavior, but can it be directed and steered toward a goal ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BKJyv4uqsWI#t=305

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  • \$\begingroup\$ red3d.com/cwr/steer/gdc99 - flocking is just a combination of three steering behaviors and there's no reason you can't add a fourth or even more. \$\endgroup\$ – Sean Middleditch Jan 27 '14 at 1:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ would be great to have simple example of those algo, because opensteer is a little big. I'm also puzzled by how opensteer handle orientation, I'm trying to replicate those behavior with a physics libs (box2d), and I'm trying to make those behavior without orientation \$\endgroup\$ – jokoon Jan 27 '14 at 20:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Read the paper, not the OpenSteer code. The math is really simple and should be trivial to reimplement from scratch yourself. \$\endgroup\$ – Sean Middleditch Jan 27 '14 at 22:03