Balloon Party Part 2

Demo Video

Goal: Learn how to add a spring force to my balloon party sketch to create dynamic strings

This week I iterated on my balloon party sketch where users can click on the canvas and inflate helium balloons of different sizes [masses]. Then, the balloon will float upwards according to the physics of its mass, surface area and the drag force of the air. Every time a new balloon is inflated, a new color is generated. Now, the strings on each ballon are no longer an image but a dynamic bouncing line. I also added an additional wind force to the sketch. When you press and hold the left or right arrow key, the balloons float to that direction and the string also follows the direction of the movement!

I really enjoyed continuing this sketch. Next, I want to explore more oscillating movement (especially sin and cosine) to stimulate the movement of ocean waves.

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