Experiments in creatures created from simple geometric shapes
A collection of small assignments in creating creatures and interesting interactions. These interactive virtual creatures are all comprised of as few geometric shapes as possible while still conveying interesting animated forms.
Cyclops was created out of a prompt to design a square, an interactive on-screen image, which communicates that one could turn it, drag it and rub on it. The square could be no larger than 80 by 80 pixels.
In order to work with this constraint, Cyclops used as few shapes as possible while still communicating his functionality. Pick him up and spin him about to get him dizzy, rub his eye to get him excited. If left alone, Cyclops will entertain himself.
Click the image at left to play with Cyclops
Created from Circles
This pasture of creatures is created by you. Four different kinds of life can be created: Weed, Flock, Rolly, and Lazy.
The size of the dot as you release it determines which creature will be created upon impact.
Click the image at left to play with Creatures from Circles
Eric – Ten Lines
Eric was created from a prompt to create an interesting composition with only ten lines. Eric crawls along a light landscape generated using a Perlin Noise function.
Move your mouse to the left or right to pan the scene, Eric will follow dilligently behind.
Click the image at left to play with Eric