Interactive Simulation



StarFlowers is an interactive art simulation based on the Microsoft Kinect SDK. It enables passersby to grow virtual flowers in front of a public display.

The simulation recognizes human movements in front of the display, and mirrors their silhouttes on the screen combined with particles spawning from their center. When people are fully recognized by the Kinect sensor, their faces are tracked and shown in the upper corner of the display. With seeds spawning from their virtual hands, they can grow plants on the display that sway in a constant animation as long as their is human presence in front of the screen. When left alone, the plants start to wither, restoring the initial state for the next pedestrians.

Created for the Programming with Kinect course at the University of Munich in cooperation with Frederik Brudy.