Archives for Generative Art

Dithered gradients for Processing.

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I share some code that you can use in Processing applications to create linear and radial gradients. These gradients can be used with or without dithering, which creates a very smooth appearance.

Decay Clock: A Processing sketch.

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My first post on Processing: a digital clock made out of little square tiles slowly disintegrates, as the digits are repeatedly destroyed and renewed on a synchronized basis.

ColorBoids: The boid algorithm in five dimensions

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The boid algorithm applied to a five-dimensional space: two spatial coordinates and three color coordinates. Play with the settings and watch some interesting pictures emerge.

Random Braids – minimalist generative art in HTML5 canvas

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Minimalist generative art in the form of colorful braided strings. Inspired by mathematics and the book “10 Print.”

Interesting textures with layered fractal gradients

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Some interesting gradient textures are created with a fractal subdivision process.

Updated With New Features: Beautiful Fractals in HTML5 Canvas

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A newly updated fractal flame generator in HTML5 canvas, with more controls and features. Apply rotational or mirror symmetries, or a non-linear variation which can produce pretty swirls. Try out the eight different presets for a quick start.

A Colorful Cellular Automaton in HTML5 Canvas

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Watch a cellular automaton create a pleasantly evoloving tapestry of color. The algorithm makes use of some ideas from a flocking algorithm. It is completely deterministic but the resulting color changes appear to be unpredictable.

HTML5 Canvas: Beautiful fractals with the chaos game.

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Beautiful fractals are rendered in the HTML5 canvas with a simplified fractal flame algorithm. Have fun generating fractals with randomized maps while saving the images you like.

More Generative Art in HTML5 Canvas – Sweeping Fractal Lines, version 2

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More generative art experiments with smoothly transitioning lines drawn on the canvas. Parameters for drawing the lines are determined by a fractal subdivision process similar to my earlier art experiments.

Generative Art in HTML5 Canvas – Sweeping Fractal Lines

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Slowly morphing fractal curves sweep across the canvas, creating very pretty evolving and flowing structures. I present seven different variations on this theme, using different colors, gradients, and drawing parameters. Included is the necessary code for exporting images from the canvas to a saveable format.