Indoor Snow

It was my mother’s birthday on christmas day, so I wanted to make it snow indoors for her and the rest of the family.

You can push the snow around by jumping around infront of it, or if you hit the coloured snowflakes it will play out “White Christmas”

It also spells out words (when I press the secret button) and can of course be played with using msaremote.

Technical explanation: It’s a basic particle system with some openCL vision/optical flow + a dash of perlin juice.

In other news, I went up to the Culture Lab at Newcastle University to run an introductory workshop on openframeworks, it was an adventure! They have awesome facilities (lasers, mo-cap, rapid prototyping! pro-tools studio(!)) and I saw some great ideas. I wish I did my masters there now!

If you want the openCL optical flow kernel, here you go.

Got some tasty iPhone stuff in the pipeline for you soon!