I often spend time playing with different animation techniques with little direction other than the goal of learning something new. This project started just like that.
After discovering the Uber Tracer plug-in, I got excited by the aesthetic it created. Diving into the plug-in I attempted to find different ways of controlling it. While experimenting, I found myself learning Thinking Particles (which I'm very happy to say I now have at least an entry level understanding of). Combining Thinking Particles and Uber Tracer quickly resulted in some really interesting looking abstract shapes and movements. There was something about creating different particle groups and having them interact with one another that just looked intriguing to me. Although these abstract creations looked awesome, I really wanted to find a way to better control the effect.
With this in mind and Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City on repeat since its release, I set out to create something that would match the dark tone of the song Swimming Pools (Drank). The result is what you see above.
Music: Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
Uber Tracer Plug-In: genemagtoto.com/c4dplugins/