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