This was the first generative art project I’ve done. It’s basically a bunch of particles which leave a trail after them. Their directions are controlled by invisible “planets” that are in the scene. Each planet has a gravitational force and the closest planet will pull the particle towards it.

Each time the system is run it creates a different result. You can see the similarities since it was created by the same set of rules but there’s enought randomness to create sometimes surprising results. The amount of particles, the amount and position of the planets etc.

Try it yourself

Here’s a simplified version of the system simulating how the images are generated (clicking the image will re-generate it)