A couple of years ago I created a tool called “The Insane Quiggle Machine“, which was an effort to create generative art from doodles using CSS / HTML / JS. I ended up producing a coloring book with the images that this system generated. Looking back now if I’d known about Processing I would have… Continue reading Back to the Insane Quiggle Machine
There’s this app I bought years ago called Repper. It’s an app where you can take an image and create seamless patterns from sections of it. I used it a few years ago for creating a series of seamless backgrounds based on a scan of a 1924 Sears and Roebuck catalog. I really liked this… Continue reading I finally found Repper again!
I started playing around again with different ways to make a gradient in Processing other than a linear gradient. I started with this shape and by duplicating the shape. By adjusting the position with translate I can get gradients like below. These are pretty fun to run and see what slight tweaks in the number… Continue reading More messing around with gradients in Processing
For the last day, I was trying to figure out a way to make a packing algorithm in Processing (seriously, if anyone has any ideas I’d like to hear them). As that was an abject failure at this point I worked on a sketch using a grid with lines that draw in random cardinal directions… Continue reading Playing with lines drawn on a grid
The gradient experiment led me down an interesting path. I posted these to Discord and they got the label “Cyber Petri Dish”. I can go with that. The way the lines of the gradient start making Moiré Patterns when they are rotated slightly is very interesting.
This took a while. Yesterday while watching the E3 2021 live stream I tried to work through how to create a gradient in Processing, specifically how I could apply it to an ellipse. I found a few ways to create them while searching but I wanted to try and see if I could work it… Continue reading Gradients are hard in Processing
I started working on these CMYK moiré patterned sketches in Processing over the weekend. Not sure where to go with this but the layering of the colors and the different spreads of arcs creates interesting patterns.
Lately, I started getting into Generative art. The idea that I can use code to generate artwork appeals to me. I’ve only got into working in Processing, a language for generative art (Java-based), for about two weeks now and already I can see its possibilities. At first, I just tried to get the basics down.… Continue reading Getting into Generative Art via Processing
Wow, it’s been a while! Yesterday I got the opportunity to participate in Hour of Code, a global program that tries to get kids learning what code is and how it’s used every day. Thanks to @NateNolting and @PaulBunyanComm for supporting @ISD31Bemidji today during the #hourofcode #anybodycanlearn #gigazone pic.twitter.com/76LF77R6bd — Dana Woods (@woodsdana) December 5, 2018… Continue reading Hour of code