Few will argue that gazing into an aquarium of beautiful fish can be relaxing, soothing, even meditative. There is something about the arc of their path, the slow pulsing of the tail and fins. . . the reflective ripples that… Read more
As I mentioned in the description, I’d been working on an interactive version of John Whitney’s Matrix III. If you haven’t seen the film, and you’re even mildly interested in computer-generated art, this is a must see .
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Getting to the Points
Since artifish is actually a splinter project, the groundwork for the core functions had already been laid. Still, as we are interested in sharing the process, it’s worth taking a look.
A spline is a virtual… Read more
While it was easy enough to get one object running on the spline, finding an efficient way to direct many objects, while still giving them some “autonomy” was not immediately clear. But again, it was a matter of marrying some… Read more
First, apologies for the corny title, but hey, it’s late.
I thought it would be worth making a quick note to go over how the trails are constructed, as they are the centerpiece of the overall effect. I’d love to… Read more
One of Whitney’s hallmarks was his implementation of Differential Motion in his various projects. It’s a simple process that yields interesting results, and ultimately served to encapsulate his overall life philosophy. And I have to agree, to an extent, I… Read more
Future versions will allow the user to select additional inhabitants . . . coded creatures and vegetation, courtesy of the SuperFormula . . .
. . . more to come . .
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The… Read more
All My Codebase Are Belong To You
I’ve just gone through and tidied up the code a bit, and implemented the feature allowing users to switch between spline types. Given the time constraint, I’ll admit that I went for the… Read more
Thoughts on the Installation
My original concept for artifish, in terms of installation, was really a bit mundane, now that I think back on it: two or three large flatscreens, countersunk in a wall to emulate traditional high-end aquarium display.… Read more