My colleague Werner and I are holding a challenge this week to produce one visual work each day. I'm working around the theme of "Deconstructing Nature".
Day 1 — Day 2 — Day 3 — Day 4 — Day 5
Inspired by Werner's work I wanted to do something with swarms. For another project we're talking about creating a living wallpaper which I also wanted to integrate here. And I wanted to make something that was animated and a little bit interactive.
I decided to create an animated swarm in a browser, using trails to create a wallpaper. I used the excellent three.js library to access WebGL.
Here's the result from day 3. Click the image to view it live (Chrome / Firefox).
- Hold Spacebar: Direct the swarm to the center.
- C: Clear the screen.
The source is available in the Deconstructing Nature GitHub repository.