Laura Scheuter, s1353195
Interactive Night sky
⚡️ INSPIRATION AND MATHEMATICS
The idea for this project originated during the lecture about fractals. The different fractals reminded me of stars, and I that’s when I thought it would be cool to use it in my final project. Almost all stars in this project are fractals. Their shape is generated as the mouse moves over the canvas. They become more and less complex as the mouse moves.
Each planet has the shape of a polyhedron. You’ll find Platonic Solids (dodecahedron, tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, isocahedron) and even a Kepler Poinsot polyhedron (Great Stellated Dodecahedron).
I used an L System to visualize the constellation because I immediately thought of that application during the lecture. Although I admit that this application does not do justice to the main advantages of LSystems, namely the characteristic that they generate recursive patterns, I’m quite happy that I was able to create Ursa Major.