As every week goes by, I learn new ways to improve my sunrise/sunset sketch. This week, I was able to use an array to create and randomly display stars – my version of a particle system.

In this sketch you have the following happening:

  • The sun is moving along the x-axis on it’s own
  • When it gets to x = 450, it changes colour
  • While the sun is moving, the background colour is also changing. The sun is mapped to the background to create the “illusion” of the sun rising, then setting.
  • As x = 400, my stars are generated using an array.
  • The stars have attributes that allow them to glow and move in the moonlight.

My new Sketch!

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