Kind of a three-in-one shot here. I threw together this Processing sketch today to start moving away from geometric shapes toward something a little more organic, and gave myself the ability to control the number of sides while I was at it. Next step: Perlin noise distortion along the control points for extra organiliciousness.
The nice thing is that I've been at this long enough now that I have a little library of functions going that allows me to do things like rotate the scene in 3D, save out vector PDFs, etc. So any of these I decide I really really like, I have options to take them further. Desktops, anyone?
almost 4 years ago
These are gorgeous, Dave. I'm about to start playing with Processing, so I'm also quite inspired by what you're doing.
Some desktops would not go unused :)
Oh hell yes. What Dan said, too. Makes me want to get started with Processing.
+10 designer cred points for the middle one. Rock.
Okay, desktops as promised. 3D + PDF ends up being a bit funky so I had to apply some fun Photoshop distortion, but it adds a nice bit of texture. Not the same colours as seen above, but same basic idea.
Rounded squares, Rounded triangles, Rounded hexagons (redone, scrapped the first one)
These desktop versions are purely awesome Dave, thanks for sharing!
Triplepretty. Downloading imminently.
Yes please! love the textures on the desktop versions.
Hello lovelies! Thanks for sharing Dave - these are truly beautiful!
And yes, they do look great on my iPad.
by Dave Shea
Taking the previous sketch further, I spent a bit of plane time today adding some new shapes and working on different types of distortion / combining multiple shapes in the same view.
I should note that the shape size variations, rotation, and overlapping are all things I can control; I may show what these look like in more contained grid view once I work out how to tie in image fills / textures.
And, in a stunningly awesome accident, the star shape I'm working on inverted funny and turned into tiny ninja guys. Accidental ninjas! Processing is AMAZING.
almost 4 years ago
These are fantastic!
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