# Music Box

Configuration and Design Time Control File

The following list describes the input for the boids.ini configuration file, included in the Music Box installation directory. This file changes the run time behavior of the simulation and allows the designer to effect the character of the sounds and sights generated.

The numbers to the left represent “good” configuration settings.

**100**Total number of entities**10**Separation: How much the notes stay away from each other(distance factor)**100**Cohesion: How much the notes steer towards each other's center of mass**100**Alignment: How much the notes steer toward each other's goal**20**Bounds: How much the notes try to stay within the prescribed bounds**5**Move toward: How much the notes attempt to move toward the specific goal (intelligence)**1**Separation Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**1**Cohesion Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**1**Alignment Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**1**Bounds Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**1.5**Move toward Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**1**Move Away Factor: weight for this specific factor in total equation**-150**Boid Min X coordinate of platform bounds**60**Boid Max X coordinate of platform bounds**-9**Boid Min Y coordinate of platform bounds**15**Boid Max Y coordinate of platform bounds**-90**Boid Min Z coordinate of platform bounds**90**Boid Max Z coordinate of platform bounds**false**case sensitive trigger for multicolor simulation (diagnostics): True**50**Ratio of prey to total entities**300**Delay start lower bound – The minimum number of frames before starting animation (predator)**400**Delay start upper bound – The maximum number of frames before starting animation (predator)**100**Delay stop lower bound how long the notes wait before starting animation (prey)**200**Delay start upper bound – the maximum number of frames to wait before starting the simulation**2**Initiative Min –The minimum number of frames each note can perch on the page**10**Initiative Max - The maximum number of frames each note can perch on the page