Leaf Notes – An Interactive Web Toy
— Try the experience in your browser at https://tendril.ca/
I recently launched a small and interactive web toy for the Toronto-based Design + Animation Studio, Tendril. You can try it out on their home page. Their site rotates through different web toys, so you may need to reload once or twice to see it.
The experience is simple: brush your mouse across the generative plants to see them blossom and emit musical tones.
This was a really fun project to work on, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. It’s great to watch the reactions on Twitter and Instagram, including the heartwarming reaction by a four-year old using the experience on a tablet.
In this post, I’ll explore how I created the web toy alongside the amazing team at Tendril, and discuss some of the technical challenges faced along the way.
For a while now, Tendril has been showcasing different interactive
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