Archive for May, 2011
I’ve been creating some rudimentary experiments in Processing, to get back into the way of coding.
First, there was my attempt to create a portrait from short, straight lines. The sketch is given a high-key, close-up photograph of a face. It picks random points below a certain level of brightness then draws short lines between them:
There are three main variables: the cut-off level of brightness, the number of random points picked, and the maximum length of line allowed. It would be possible to add sliders to the sketch, so that these variables could be controlled by the viewer. I looked at the ControlP5 library for use in the Erasure exhibition (which incidentally ended yesterday), but decided against using it for the interactive elements. I might try it for this exercise though.