Animated Loop [github]
When looking through the examples on the deliverables 03 page, I was particularly impressed by the simple bees and bombs dot explorations. I began by sketching dots flying onto and then off of the canvas and also explored colour and gradient notions. To create interesting motion, I used a combination of mapping, pattern functions, and sin() waves, but was was again frustrated at my inability to easily visualize all of the pieces going into the animation in my head. This made it hard to troubleshoot small inconsistencies in the motion, because too many compound operations were forming it up. One idea I have for a project later this semester is a graphing module that makes it easier to see all of these various operations while coding, I think this would greatly reduce the need to constantly pepper my program with print statements.