I was watching videos of neurons growing this morning (it’s nearly work at least) and it occurred to me that it might be fun to get Processing to draw something similar. I had a whole plan worked out with branching, and making the strands repel one another, maybe a bit of L-system action. Not unusually when experimenting with Processing, I did a little bit of the plan, saw something pretty and got side-tracked, in this case by the trails of particles with brownian motion.

After watching the particles swimming around for a bit I remembered that a while ago I’d been thinking about simulating ‘human’ viewport movement as seen in a thousand and one mobile phone videos. Seen as I had the particles already they seemed like a good candidate to add the viewport stuff to. The result so far is below. I’m pretty happy with it so far, I’d really like to try and add some kind of simulated blur and make it reactive to sound and then I’ll probably post the code.