More particle awesomeness

A few weeks ago, I toyed around with particles. I used perlin noise maps to send the particles in the right directions. However the particles were randomly positioned and just a boring flat color… Kris Temmerman addressed that in his latest experiment. As he’s a decent man, he’s always sharing his code, so I just took his render engine, threw in some AIR magic and got myself a PNG sequence generator (for those who don’t speak Ronny: I made an AIR app that generates these image particles explosions and in the meantime saves every step as a PNG file. That way you can create a video based on these frames ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

As it turns out I happen to have no life at all, so I went for insanity when I decided trying to get enough images for a 60 seconds sequence (Generating those images took a whole afternoon… I ended up having ยฑ15GB of HQ PNG files).

Anyway, long story short: I’ve got this video I wanted to show you.

You know: Afterwards I realized this could probably be done using After Effects right away… (I wouldn’t know to be honest). But in the end, it’s proven again: Sometimes not knowing how crazy something is, is actually a good thing.

PS: I would share the AIR app, but right now it’s buggy as hell and somehow memory seems to be an issue. Will need to address those first. I promise I will release it sometime soon ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Ronny is a freelance frontend developer with a wild passion for creativity and a relentless hate against flat design. Ronny spent years as a Flash developer before moving to HTML5 and rediscovering fun and happiness.

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  1. Wouter De Loose

    Oh man, you just visualized awesomeness!

  2. Chris Amor

    Hello Ronny,
    Is er een mogelijkheid om zelf even te kunnen experimenteren met jouw AIR applicatie ? Ik zou het graag eens proberen uit te breiden met camera views etc. in After effects.
    Jouw werk is schitterend!
    I added you on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚
    GRTZ & again superb work mate! Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ronny

    De AIR app is nooit afgewerkt geweest, maar ik wil hem gerust eens uploaden hoor ๐Ÿ™‚ Verwacht gewoon geen ‘super’ app :p Tis echt gewoon een tool ‘gemaakt voor eenmalig gebruik’ ๐Ÿ˜‰


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