Pi Consulting

Merging companies are a serious matter – but also something completely natural. To illustrate this idea as a presentation-intro and a logo-animation I developed a system that simulates two galaxies and their fusion.

Galaxy-Simulation

At first I needed to simulate form and motion of a galaxy. As a real galaxy consists of billions of stars I created a simplified but visually similar system.

two spiral galaxies made of green particles

Particle System

This Animation still consists of hundreds of thousands of particles which together form two spiral galaxies. At the end of the short animation, when the galaxies collide, the particles rearrange and form the Pi-Consulting logo.

Cluster of green particles

Individual Software

To implement this particle system I used Processing. Especially for such tasks the development environment Processing is well suited as it makes it easy to quickly create custom tools for special purposes.

Screenshot source code