Waterfall by Lionel Tardy is a fairly simple concept for a canvas demo, yet is absolutely mesmorising to look at. I’ve already lost far too much time with this one, it’s about time someone else got hooked watching the balls fall! The idea of this demo is simple – balls fall from both sides of the screen on to a random terrain. As both the terrain and the background are the same colour, the terrain is only revealed once the balls have fallen.

It's so beautiful...

Waterfall uses the Box2DJS physics library and works best in Chrome.


Applications, Physics
Lionel Tardy
Posted on:
January 11th, 2010
Posted by:
Andi Smith



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Ryan Corradini

Seems to work fine in FF3.5.7, but it’s much slower than in Chrome.

Posted on January 12, 2010


Works perfectly in opera 10.5

Posted on January 19, 2010


Sloooooooooooww processing, had to close my browser

Posted on January 20, 2010

Andi Smith

Which browser were you using Jamie?

Posted on January 20, 2010


Firefox 3.5.7, i did have a few tabs open, and had a few programs open as well.

Posted on January 20, 2010

Dave Nicholson

Works fine in Safari 4.0.5

Posted on March 28, 2010


Works in Firefox 3.6.6, somewhat slow.

Posted on July 3, 2010


Wow, tried looking at the source and there are SO MANY javascript files just for this effect. It seems like overkill to me.

Posted on July 31, 2010


Quite a good result in FF 3.6.8, even without a gamer machine :) .
Good use of the Box2DJS physics library, nice to see!

Posted on October 7, 2010


Sweet jesus, that was a lot of .js files and is slow on firefox. Nice physics though.

Posted on October 21, 2010

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