Last week I went to FITC in Amsterdam. It was great! I had such a great time. I met a lot of intresting people and although Amsterdam turned out to be quite expensive place, I really liked being there a few days.
During the conference I attended Joshua Davis‘ session which really inspired me. I’ve never seen Joshua Davis present, nor did I know his work. Let me be as crystal clear about this as I can be: The man is a freakin’ genius!
During his session he showed a few demo’s of bezier animated stuff. I felt like trying that myself, and this is what I came up with.
The basic concept is to create a bezier in Actionscript and animating movieclips using the bezier as its motion path.
- Basic principle (this is actually just a basic pentool (without the option of adding new points 😛 ))
The following versions use the same concept as this one, except instead of fixed anchor points, they all use random points defined in 2 planes. This makes a bit of variety possible allthough the main animation stays the same and that’s absolutely cool!
I added a few keyboard controls to give you some control of what is happening
- spacebar = show the handles
- r = clear the bitmap
- p = pause the animation
- n = randomize handles
- b = blur more