8 Amazing Javascript Experiments of Physic and Gravity Simulation

8 Amazing Javascript Experiments of Physic and Gravity Simulation


8 Amazing Javascript Experiments of Physic and Gravity Simulation

Introduction

In this list I have gathered 8 examples/experiments that apply physics and gravity to demonstrate the power of Javascript. Few years back, all of these experiments must be done using Java or Flash, I don't think we can implement this using Javascript because of the standard and browsers.

A lot of stunning examples in this list, personally, I like the Cloth Simulation a lot, I just can't believe it's built with Javascript.

  • Cloth Simulation

    This amazing javascript experiment demonstrate the power of javascript. Few years back, this wasn't achievable and I think you only can do it with Java or flash. Pretty impressive and the creator uses javascript physics library called Processing.
  • Random Arboretum

    Yet another physic experiment that uses the javascript physic library called Processing. Everytime you click on it, it will generate a radom branch. Look at the way it shakes and move, it's really nice.
  • Box2DJS

    Box2D is an open source physics engine written primarily for games. As the name suggests, Box2D is a purely 2D engine. BOX2DJS is a Javascript port of BOX2D.
  • Ball Pool

    Start by shaking the browser, then create new balls (click on empty space), move some others (drag) and reset the screen (double click). Stunning gravity and physic demonstration!
  • Google Gravity

    What will happen when we put gravity on every single elements in Google's homepage?
  • Wavy Scrollbars

    A very creative use of scrollbar to simulate wave effect. Best view with chrome, firefox is a bit laggy.
  • Waterfall

    Balls falling on an hidden random terrain. This experiment is using physic simulation trought the library box2djs.
  • physicSketch

    When you draw something on a canvas, it starts moving under the Newtonian law.

Author: Kevin Liew

Kevin Liew is a web designer and developer and keen on contributing to the web development industry. He loves frontend development and absolutely amazed by jQuery. Feel free to say hi to me, or follow @quenesswebblog on twitter.

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24 comments

samson
Tue, 26th October 2010
Nice and awesome roundup, it shows the next level of design.. Reply
Christoph Pacher
Fri, 5th November 2010
Hi,
I built an open source JavaScript Physics Library. It can be used together with Scriptaculous effects and can draw lines, and that all without HTML5. have a look https://github.com/ChristophPacher/JavaScript-Physics-Library
and more Information on my blog:
https://github.com/ChristophPacher/JavaScript-Physics-Library Reply
Flash Monkey
Sat, 6th November 2010
here is some JavaScript physics stuff I made that people might find useful:

http://www.flashmonkey.co.uk/simple-javascript-physics/

(sorry shameless self promotion) Reply
Dave
Sun, 19th December 2010
http://www.addeffects.net has 50 more webpage effect experiments and you can use any site (even works in IE too).

Ex: http://www.addeffects.net
or http://www.addeffects.net
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hey
Thu, 25th August 2011
nice Reply
Michal Budzynski
Sun, 5th June 2011
"I like the Cloth Simulation a lot, I just can't believe it's built with Javascript." It isn't, it's Java. Reply
asd
Mon, 9th January 2012
http://psi.cc/proj/traer-js/cloth.html there is javascript version Reply
asd
Tue, 10th January 2012
I just created high quality version of javascript cloth simulation. I'd say it's very cool. Look there:
http://www.elisanet.fi/miroh/tied/cloth2.html Reply
kingbullet
Thu, 15th March 2012
Hi your doing amazing one very nice to see. Well great work ya..... Reply
sharkman
Mon, 2nd April 2012
What is this? Reply
andrew
Sat, 26th November 2011
these are so cool Reply
Daniel Blythe
Tue, 15th May 2012
Hi,

***PROBLEM***
The google gravity script taken from here (http://code.google.com/p/gravityscript/) doesn't appear to work probably on the Safari browser. /yet Mr Doob's google gravity script works fine on Safari. Does anyone know why this might be???

Thanks Reply

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