Homework Week 7

Posted: October 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Your homework for this week is to come up with an idea for a 4-week project that uses code. Try to think of something that is fun and/or interesting to you, and don’t be afraid to do something you aren’t familiar with. After this small project is complete, you will have the option to continue it for the final project, so while you should keep the scope small at this point don’t be afraid to think bigger.

The project can be done in Processing, openFrameworks or Arduino. Other languages may be acceptable but will need to be approved. You also might consider mixing hardware (Arduino) with Processing or openFrameworks…

What I want to see from each person in class next week:


-List of things you’ll need to learn/libraries you’ll need to use/etc

-Inspiration/Precedence for the project (minimum 2)

-Very rough 4 week schedule

To get some ideas, please look at Vimeo, your classmates work, and the multitude of libraries available. Don’t worry too much about the technical right now, just think of something you’d love to make happen.

Looking forward to getting everyone going next Thursday, please come to class prepared!


9 Comments on “Homework Week 7”

  1. 1 bree said at 1:17 pm on October 28th, 2010:

    Like I mentioned, I want to make a tree.

    The applet would be user-driven. User clicks anywhere and the tree begins to draw (and I want it to draw slowly, not instantly, so that it’s time lapsed). Then, maybe it grows leaves that eventually turn yellow/red and fall off. Maybe over time, snow falls on the tree… something cutesy like that.

    I want it to be somewhat simulation-like. You can draw multiple trees with multiple clicks.

    Probably would do it in Processing or OF, but might learn more if I do it from scratch in Processing.

    Precedents: http://www.openprocessing.org/visuals/?visualID=2924



  2. 2 Philippe Ramet said at 7:28 pm on October 28th, 2010:

    I’m planning to use images and sound, and that the image reacts to the beat of the sound or something like that.

  3. 3 Seokin Jang said at 7:42 pm on October 28th, 2010:

    I am going to use the images(might be me) that are reacted and followed by mouse pressed and dragged.

  4. 4 Seokin Jang said at 7:47 pm on October 28th, 2010:



  5. 5 Ben Riley said at 7:48 pm on October 28th, 2010:

    I plan to make some sort of animated critter that responds to audio and visual stimuli. I’d like it to “wake up” when it hears a loud noise, and then run away and cower from bright lights.

    This will probably need GSVideo and minim, and maybe some other sound or video libraries?

    Week 1: get libraries etc. working
    Week 2: draw/animate/design critter
    Week 3 + 4: get behavior/interaction with microphone and camera working

  6. 6 Philippe Ramet said at 8:00 pm on October 28th, 2010:


  7. 7 Ming-Che,Tu said at 7:24 pm on November 2nd, 2010:

    I would like to make something like striking a match. You use your finger to strike on a tracing pad or use a mouse to do the strike movement, then you’ll light up fire on the screen, it’s gonna burn the screen. I want to let it looks like the real fire that comes from a match, and when you blow it, it’ll die out. Or when the burning material runs out, it’ll die out by itself.

  8. 8 Ming-Che,Tu said at 8:00 pm on November 2nd, 2010:


    week 1: figure out how to make fire by processing
    week 2: find out how to use striking action as a trigger to light up fire
    week 3: let the fire die out by blowing
    week 4: combine them together

  9. 9 Bree said at 9:20 pm on November 2nd, 2010:


    This is my forest so far, but it is essentially a hack of another tree, where I made it create more trees and have them be more random.

Leave a Reply