And now a little action!

And now a little action!

This week for my ICM assignment, we had to give our Processing sketches some life by adding animation. I decided to give myself the challenge of trying to infuse as much personality as I could into the most rudimentary set of shapes. This resulted in Mr. Star. Mr. Star is a cart wheeling star who isn’t thrilled with the prospect of being upside down. The more right side up he is, the better. I decided the simplest way to accomplish this would be to effect the smile, as he turns upside down the smile decreases, as he turns right side up the smile increases.

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To add in a little more personality I have him slowly look left to right after two complete cart wheels – as if he’s unsure what will happen next.

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He is then sent back across the screen, still cart wheeling, and still skeptical about being upside down.

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