Illusion of alternating sine and cosine waves
As for the project itself, my goal with this animation was to make it feel like a sine and cosine wave are wrapping around each other in 2D space. Rather than creating an actual 3D environment, I felt that I could rely on the illusion of creating depth through changing the radius of the each circle. By shrinking the radius as each particle goes up, and enlarging the radius as a given particle goes down, the outcome is as if the 2D scene has depth of field.
What’s kind of interesting is that through this, I found out that the illusion for some people is immediately noticeable, and for others, takes some time to really see. What’s also cool is once you see it, you can change the direction the waves are rotating in.
Anyways, this post was more of quick update, rather than a showing off my larger creative ideas.
And as before, stay tuned for the next post.