When I was first introduced to Processing, I was immediately struck by the beauty of Jared Tarbell’s ‘substrate‘ sketch. Years later, with a bit of free time and inspiration from that, I came up with something conceptually similar… maybe a distant cousin twice removed.
In the adventureLine sketch, the user can use the mouse to start seed positions that grow out. When all seeds have stopped growing, a filter is applied. New seeds can be started on top of the image to provide for a layered effect.
Download source Processing .pde . This is designed to run at full-screen, so be sure to “present” it (rather than “run” it) in Processing. Can also save images by pressing the ‘s’ key.
Launch Java sketch in browser (Get the plugin if you don’t have it):
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