# Alexandra Kaplan – Project 09

``````/*
Alexandra Kaplan
aekaplan@andrew.cmu.edu
Section C
Project - 09
*/

var img; //image
var w; //width of balloons

}

function setup() {
createCanvas(320, 315);
background(0);
noStroke();
frameRate(200); // fast
}

function draw() {

var x = floor(randomGaussian(width / 2, 75)); // draws balloons concentrated in the center
var y = floor(randomGaussian(height / 2, 75)); // draws balloons concentrated in the center
var col = color(img.get(x, y));
var d = dist(x, y , width / 2, height / 2);
w = map(d, 0, width, 1, 10); // balloons in center are smaller than edge
fill(col); // fill is color of image at x and y
stroke(col); // stroke color is color of image at x and y
balloon(x, y, w, w); // draws balloon
}

function balloon(x, y, w){
strokeWeight(0.5);
line(x - (w / 12), y, x - (w / 12), y + (w * 2)); // draws balloon string
strokeWeight(0);
ellipse(x, y, w, w); // draws filled up balloon
triangle(x - (w / 4), y + (w / 1.5), x + (w / 4), y + (w / 1.5), x, y); // draws balloon nubbin
}
``````

I had a lot of fun finding a picture for this project, and I ended up going with a photo I took of my housemate at the end of last year when we filled up another housemate’s room with balloons. For the computational image, I decided that it should be made up of balloon shaped pixels. The pixels are bigger and more concentrated in the center (and therefore a higher resolution) and bigger and less concentrated on the outskirts.