Archive for the ‘Flash’ Category

Processing and Flash Demos…

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I’ve developed my Processing Light Wave virtual sketch up to a point where I’m ready to share it and get some feedback… so I’ve signed up and posted to OpenProcessing – “a ‘flickr’ish place for processing community to share their sketches, comment on each other’s pieces, etc…”

I also spent some time rummaging though my ‘creative’ file archive and found some rough demos that deserve to see the light of day…

robertpenner.com – disco_flakes_lewis_6.swf

I got up a version 6 of my adaptation of Robert Penner’s Disco Flakes which I first posted a couple of years ago in Experiments in Flash I… and though I typically failed to follow my own development plan and went off at a tangent I like my attempts to create different shaped boundaries and see the reflection patterns that emerge…

Disco Flakes Lewis 6
Click on the image to load Flash in a pop up. Move the mouse to the right to contract/speed up and to the left to expand/slow down the oscillations. Click the ‘shape’ icons (bottom right) to change the bounding shape of the reflections or the ‘reload’ icon to start again.

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Hybrid tonoscope

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Here’s a first draft outline as PDF – though it’s still waiting for feedback and contributions from Anthony Rowe.

There’s always more to find out there… Deep Vacuuming the Source Files and then looking fairly systematically through BIT-101 Lab has turned up several interesting Flash demos:

a sweet little non-interactive 3d particle system waveform – 041101_lewis.fla

bit-101.com - 041101_lewis.swf
Click on the image to load Flash in a pop up.

and a simple sound activated wave pattern – 050819_lewis.fla

bit-101.com - 050819_lewis.swf
Click on the image to load Flash in a pop up.

It also suggested some new and useful practitioner and reference links – though these have quickly branched out further still…

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Experiments in Flash I

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Following on from previous research into cymatics and my wondering whether it was possible to create a virtual tonoscope…

Disco_Flakes_Lewis_3
Click on the image to load Flash in a pop up. Move the mouse to the right to contract/speed up and to the left to expand/slow down the oscillations. Click the icon (bottom right) to start again.

… an instrument which allows you see the pattern a sound creates – I looked for examples that would allow me to play with particle systems in 2D and 3D.

This demo isn’t actually based on the physics of vibration induced standing waves as in cymatics – rather on oscillation, randomness and reflection. But they do have a very similar look about them…

and here’s the source file: disco_flakes_lewis_3.fla with my comments in the code.

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