## [Ktechlab-devel] About animated current in wires

 [Ktechlab-devel] About animated current in wires From: william - 2006-01-11 10:11:55 ```Hi, I thought the idea of having the wires animated to show the strength of the current an interesting idea. An example of this in action can be found in the LiveWire software. Having used this I found it did help in understanding what was going on in the circuit at a lower level. Here's the link for anyone interested in implementing it: http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/ed/livewire.html If I remember, the amount of current is simulated by colouring the wires green for high current and fading into red as the current decreases. And as the current diminishes, the wires give the effect of slowing down by using small segments flowing along the wires at a certain speed. Pretty nifty, I will have to get onto my windows box to double check the exact functionality but I think it works really well. William. ```

 [Ktechlab-devel] About animated current in wires From: william - 2006-01-11 10:11:55 ```Hi, I thought the idea of having the wires animated to show the strength of the current an interesting idea. An example of this in action can be found in the LiveWire software. Having used this I found it did help in understanding what was going on in the circuit at a lower level. Here's the link for anyone interested in implementing it: http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/ed/livewire.html If I remember, the amount of current is simulated by colouring the wires green for high current and fading into red as the current decreases. And as the current diminishes, the wires give the effect of slowing down by using small segments flowing along the wires at a certain speed. Pretty nifty, I will have to get onto my windows box to double check the exact functionality but I think it works really well. William. ```
 [Ktechlab-devel] Re: Animated current in wires From: David Saxton - 2006-01-12 21:40:51 ```Thanks for the links , Both these have much the same concept of animating wires via moving parts (in the first case, by moving dots, and in the second, by moving dashes (as far as I can tell from the screenshots); and having the speed proportional to the current flowing). I'll likely implement something in ktechlab along these lines (excuse the pun), depending on what looks good On Wednesday 11 January 2006 16:48, Juan Ignacio Pumarino wrote: > Some time ago I talked about something similar in this mail list. I > suggested something like this: > > http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ On Wednesday 11 January 2006 10:11, william wrote: > Hi, I thought the idea of having the wires animated to show the strength > of the current an interesting idea. An example of this in action can be > found in the LiveWire software. Having used this I found it did help in > understanding what was going on in the circuit at a lower level. Here's > the link for anyone interested in implementing it: > > http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/ed/livewire.html > > If I remember, the amount of current is simulated by colouring the wires > green for high current and fading into red as the current decreases. And > as the current diminishes, the wires give the effect of slowing down by > using small segments flowing along the wires at a certain speed. Pretty > nifty, I will have to get onto my windows box to double check the exact > functionality but I think it works really well. William. > ```