My first blog post explaining some of the code behind my Paper Snowflake web app. In this installment, we look at how multiple canvases are used together to handle drawing and interactivity tasks.
Create virtual paper snowflakes with this web app built around the HTML5 canvas. Save your images to your computer, or share them on Facebook.
An application built in HTML5 and canvas is used to illustrate some intriguing mathematics.
Minimalist generative art in the form of colorful braided strings. Inspired by mathematics and the book “10 Print.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
I extend the ideas in my post on drawing imperfect circles, now to draw imperfect rectangles. I tweak the fractal subdivision process used to determine the randomness, and create a couple more examples of simple but pleasant shapes that appear to be drawn by a human.