Particles: Marbles

Marbles I from Pehr Hovey on Vimeo.

I have been playing with particle systems that have individual position and velocity but are also affected by other particles and the environment. In this case there are hidden “hotspots” in the field that affect the particles’ velocity vectors.

Marbles II from Pehr Hovey on Vimeo.

When a particle is within a certain distance of the circular hotspot its velocity is scaled to either slow it down or speed it up. Additionally it is partially pulled towards the center of the hotspot with a variable amount of ‘suction’. these effects combine to disturb the otherwise smooth and rhythmic marble field.

Marbles III from Pehr Hovey on Vimeo.

Marbles IV from Pehr Hovey on Vimeo.

posted on Monday, May 4th, 2009 by Pehr in MAT Projects