Nova is an experimental study of the visual arts technique slit scan with a particular focus on emphasising its spacial and temporal properties. The slit scan image is created using video footage of bioluminescent deep sea creatures, particularly Comb Jellyfish. These creatures acted as a source of inspiration for the form and animation. The resulting structure resembles a surreal organism that is locked into an ever-increasing state of perpetual growth, decay and transformation.

The structure is built and rendered in realtime and programmed in C++ using openFrameworks. For more info on the technical side have a look at this article on Creative Applications.


Built using openFrameworks

Addons used:

Music - No Idea by LukDab
Headphones definitely recommended.


Animation, organic, decay, slit-scan, experiment, realtime, bioluminescence, cloth, physics, openFrameworks