more p5.js

I spent most of a day this week watching p5.js videos by Daniel Shiffman on YouTube. He has long been a favourite coding author of mine, and I have two of his books: Learning Processing and The Nature of Code, which I backed on Kickstarter. His style of delivery isn’t as polished as those on the Introduction to Programming for the Visual Arts course on but I like Dan’s enthusiasm and energy. I was particularly keen to learn about OOPS in p5.js.

As a result of watching Dan’s videos, I now have a sketch for my maze project that generates blob objects at random intervals which then set off in their allocated direction.

My next steps are to:

  • re-watch the section on loading images so I can pick and load a labyrinth path at random
  • re-read the sections in my Processing books on basic trigonometry
  • develop my findTarget() function, which is my attempt at a path-following algorithm
  • upload my sketch to a server so I can have it running live on the web

My copy of Make: Getting Started with p5.js arrived in the post today, so there’s lots to keep me busy over the next week or two.



Thursday, November 26th, 2015 coding

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