Final Project:Flowers and Bees: A semester of Algo
- I really wanted to work on creating something more visually compelling and artistic, because my work this semester has been very literal. I was initially inspired by an article I read that stated that bees can travel between all of the nodes within a network much more efficiently than computers. Although the visual aesthetics are not as good as I had envisioned, I like the spirit of the piece, and it was fun to use pieces of code/ideas from every part of the semester.
- Sun and moon rotate slowly, changing the amount of daylight.
- The sun is a made up of particles that are attracted to the center but avoid each other.
- The flowers are formed using sin/cos code with randomly seeded (within specific ranges to get the desired shape) initial values.
- The flowers move in an invisible wind force field. The stems are made of springs - this was one of the main issues that wasn't resolved well enough.
- The flowers attract the bees if they are brightly colored. If a bee lands on a flower, it sits for a moment, then flies off, and the flower fades.
- The bees flock with each other.
- The beehive attracts the bees at night and repels them during the day.
- I initially used png images for the bees, hive, and flowers, but using all photography seemed very flat and lifeless.