It’s been a while. In the past few months, I’ve taken a small break from the balloons and have been exploring programming as an art form. I started off using Processing, but about 2 months ago began coding in openFrameworks.
One library that has been extremely useful is the ofxBox2d library from Todd Vanderlin. I’ve been playing around with this library for a few weeks now, and it’s really great. Of course, I owe a lot to the openFrameworks community and all the people who posted tutorials and shared their source code.
I’m really interested in particle systems, and so I thought I’d put together a simple Box2D particle system. It’s really just the bare skeleton of a particle system, but should be useful if you’re just starting out to learn oF or Box2D. Also might be useful for a jumping off point for more complicated systems.
Below is a screenshot of the example:
And here’s a video of the code in action: