A 3D version of the particle typography sketch.
You can type text and tweak different parameters in real time. The possibilities seems endless, every different combinations between colors, typeface, gravity, particles attractions, blending modes, glRender modes, etc, etc.. produce different results, I could keep playing with it for hours.
The algorithmic is not really complex (outline the text, extrude, attach a 3D model to each particles) what makes it fun is the parameters.
Here’s the video, the footage are real time captures the only editing done was adding the title at the beginning and the music.
Vimeo definitely doesn’t do a good job while encoding thin lines, gradients, etc… So if you’re interested in the video please watch it in HD on Vimeo. Or even better you can download a HD quality mp4 here (100Mb)
And those are the screenshots.
Same images with higher resolution on Dropbox