Painting flow fields
The source code is available on GitHub
This project was born out of a deeper exploration into dimensional noise with the knowledge gained from my [Visualizing dimensional noise algorithms] project. In this app, a dimensional noise feel is used to guide particle that leave a colorful trail behind them. The trails combine over time to reveal the "flow" of dimensional noise. Several noise algorithms are available to guide the particles. This visualization contains a UI for easy modification of the app's configuration. Particles can be placed individually by left clicking or painted by holding the right mouse button.
There are also some keyboard controls:
|Space||Spawn new particle in a random location|
|A||Toggle On/Off. Automatically spawn a particle every frame unless too many already exist|
|B||Clear the screen and change the background|
|C||Switch to the next color palette|
|L||Switch to the next line cap type|
|N||Generate a new noise seed and reset the field|
|~||Show or hide the UI|
Note: Because of how the flowing lines are painted, the UI won't immediately disappear and must be painted over, either by changing the background or by painting particles over it.
Turbo palette painted over noise produced by the billow algorithm
Viridis palette painted over noise produced by the billow algorithm
Fantasy palette painted over noise produced by the Worley algorithm