Week 3: Oscillations & Rotation
This week I experimented with making spirals, manipulating them with concepts from Fourier transforms, and using oscillations. I began with a simple sketch where I used polar coordinates to build a spiral (Figure 1).
At this point I changed gears and began to focus on oscillations. I saw this post on the creative coding subReddit and was inspired to combine this idea with oscillating symbol that appears on the apple watch when you use the breathe application. I began by creating a simple oscillating circle that grows and shrinks (Figure 4).
I then added an angular acceleration to this object (Figure 5).
From here I created a class for each square and added many squares to the canvas. Each square had a unique acceleration and amplitude (Figure 6).