Coding Easy Generative Art With Processing: The Basics

Melissa Wiederrecht, Geeky Artist

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12 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      1:35
    • What Is Generative Art?

      0:35
    • What Is Processing?

      1:00
    • If You've Never Written Code Before

      0:59
    • Basic Functions

      3:34
    • setup() And draw()

      4:15
    • Randomness

      6:07
    • Vary Size by Location

      1:49
    • If Statements

      2:24
    • Random Walk

      8:13
    • Export A Still Image

      0:44
    • Your Project

      0:21
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About This Class

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This is a class for people who have never coded before (or have very little) and want to explore the possibilities of generating art with code. You will learn how easy and quick it is to create beautiful generative designs in code using a language called Processing.

If you can type, you can code beautiful images!  Learn the basic building blocks of code and how to apply them to generative art in this class.  We will discuss the following (and much more):

  • What is generative art?
  • What is Processing?  How do I get it and use it?
  • What are the basic building blocks of sketches and animations in Processing?
  • What are some basic functions?
  • How do I use randomness?
  • How do you code a random walk?

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A little bit rushed so leaves out a few things but it is enough to spur and interest in the topic and get people started. Should probably encourage the use of the constants height and width instead of raw numbers along with using variables so the user can easily tweak the parameters of their sketch.
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Very quick and basic introduction to Processing. Good to see if you're interested in exploring more.
This is an excellent class! Melissa explains everything in such simple ways! Processing is FUN and Melissa's intro to it makes it very 'do-able'!

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Melissa Wiederrecht

Geeky Artist

 

Hey, everybody! My name is Melissa Wiederrecht. I am a lover of art, mathematics, computer science, and most especially everything that lies in the intersection of any two or three of those.

I have two classes about generative art, and two classes about Drawing Symmetric Patterns Live In Illustrator.  Please check them out!  Thanks ;)

Also, check out my work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissawiederrecht/, and https://ww...

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