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Orbitals (Variation B)
Author(s):
Jared Tarbell
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2004
URL:
http://complexification.net/gallery/machines/orbitals/indexB.php
Project Description:
As a long-time enthusiast of Jared Tarbell's work, it's about time that one of his pieces is featured in VC.

The Orbitals is a collection of particles operating on one simple rule: choose another particle in the system and orbit it with a fixed radius at a constant velocity. The images shown here are a result of variation B. In this variation, a single root particle is instantiated in the center of the stage. All other particles introduced to the system fall into orbit at some level. Initially particles orbit at a fairly fast velocity. Over time, they slow so that their positions, orbit paths, and parent connections can be clearly rendered.

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