The following is my concept breakdown for my final Openframeworks project. I really enjoyed working with the particle systems so I think I will continue with it. My vision is to create a flocking particle system that moves in the same spiral motion like a whirlpool. I'd also like to introduce variations in the movement and appearance controlled by a GUI.

Here are two precedents:

To achieve this, I will need to figure out the correct equation to change the velocity and force so that the particles spiral. Then I will need to use the GUI addon to generate sliders and link them to control different things in the drawing. Some of my ideas for sliders include:

  1. Changing the color range
  2. Reversing the motion of the spiral
  3. Expanding the width of the spiral
  4. Adding more particles to the system