#arthacksf: Flying Toasters Turbo Edition

Project Description

The ‘Flying Toasters’ project is designed to pay homage to the iconic screensavers of yesteryear. The flying toasters screensaver was originally implemented using animated bitmaps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwn59R8Mdps). Now, the user can enjoy the hypnotic recreation of this classic art-form natively in the browser in full, hi-res 3D. But to make things even more special, the ‘screensaver’ notes the arrival and departure of idle souls the world over with audio and graphical cues. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight – you can practically smell the delicious toast.

Technologies Used

- PlayCanvas (www.playcanvas.com) powered by WebGL and WebAudio API.
- WebSockets
- node.js
- 3D Studio Max.

Audio FX generated using http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/

Website

Project published at the following URL: http://flyingtoasters.herokuapp.com/

PlayCanvas entity scripts are here: https://bitbucket.org/willeastcott/toasters

Windows 3.1 webapp + server-side code is: http://github.com/jessefulton/flyingtoasters

Team Information

Will Eastcott – @willeastcott
Jesse Fulton – @jessefulton
Lao Akili

About #arthacksf

Art Hack Weekend SF is a collaboration between GAFFTA and The Creators Project. The weekend is an opportunity for San Francisco’s leading web designers, developers, artists and hackers to exchange concepts, projects, and to create the next phase of cutting edge web apps. Full details available at: thecreatorsproject.com/arthackweekendsf