I’ve updated yet again. This time I’ve increased the refresh rate and changed the way that I do the motion blur. Instead of keeping a buffer of past images and redrawing them all for each frame, I’m clearing the screen with an alpha factor. That gives a fading trail. I also added a pause on click feature, so you can see a more detailed image if you pause it. Things are starting to come together, and I’m thinking about adding some UI elements to control rate, pause and resume, also hide an show the map indicators with the ability to drag them around the screen.
I also want to work on the movement algorithm to add some more random and compelling movement, like speeding up/slowing down, changing direction, or pulsing through the same point in different directions for a while before zooming off into a completely new area.
Of course I want to add color back too, and experiment with different ways to color the image based on path through the fractal, location, randomness, etc. I’d also like to add movement through the color palette and algorithm as well.