Real time Flow Field

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 | Building Things, Processing

To go with my recent post Flow Fields in Processing here is a real time version of my flow field. This one is without easing so sudden changes in direction are a bit abrupt. Smaller objects move quicker than larger ones.

Click on the black square below to begin – then press any key to see the flow field which governs the movement.

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All the best,
Leafcutter John.

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2 Comments to Real time Flow Field

[…] As you can see the area of the screen is split into rows and columns creating a grid. Each grid cell has a direction (derived from Perlin Noise). An object placed on the grid can read the direction directly below it and move in that direction. See my Real time Flow Field. […]

[…] software came from an idea i had tried out in processing (look) and later implemented in […]

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