For the past two weeks I’ve been working on a simple Verlet-based Animator. Everytime you click “Add Frame” (or press spacebar), the animator tries to predict your next frame by apply motion to the stickman. You can even simulate it in real time by holding spacebar and grabbing the stickman and flinging him around. There’s a lot of other cool things you can do here, but I’ll leave it to you to find out.
The creation of Ragdoll Animator was made with the help of some of the Processing.js dev team, especially Pomax, who was willing to tolerate my countless questions about code design.
For animators: My animation example is very crude and I’m certain other people are more capable than me at making something neat. Paste your animations at PasteBin and tweet them! I’ll be sure to include animations tweeted in later blog posts.
Source code info after the break.