I have always been fascinated with how orbital physics work. When I heard about Newton’s Cannonball, it really made my … More

# Tag: orbiting bodies

# Orbital Sketch with Grid Filter

Iterating on the previous Orbiting Bodies sketches I had made, I tried to see if there was a more interesting way to display the movement of the particles. What I ended up with, was a grid of circles that respond to the proximity to the particles.

# New Orbital Sketch

This last week we learned a few things that made me reconsider how I might be able to improve older … More

# Orbiting Bodies Sketch, Part II

Taking what I learned from the original version of the orbiting bodies sketch, I set out to multiply the number … More

# Orbiting Bodies Sketch, Part I

This is the first stab at making a sketch that shows multiple particles orbiting around a single point. I’m partially inspired by the talk by Carter Emmart and also inspired by the visualizations in Interstellar. I’m also fascinated by particle movements that are defined by mathematical equations, like orbital dynamics. Finally, I wanted to see if I could fake something that looks 3D while only using 2-dimensional math.