Richard Cáceres — Timeline of work
Richard Cáceres is an artist who creates
experimental systems for musical expression.
Dynamic non-looping plasma
Processing implementation of a plasma field that does not use a look-up table for sin values. Therefor it does not have a fixed looping pattern.
Plasma is a computer graphic trick. It is made by cycling through pre-calculated sums of sin values. It was popular in hacker demoz and cracktroz. The effect appears psychedelic, which is reminiscent of the relationship between computers and altered states of mind.
This video is a render of 900 frames (5 min) of a plasma program.
This is based code by Lode Vandevenne, which can be found at http://student.kuleuven.be/~m0216922/CG/plasma.html