Hey everyone! My name is Nelle (short for Ellen/ my backwards nickname) and I am a Junior in CD. I am originally from a beach town south of Boston and moved to New York over two years ago to go to Parsons. I am excited to start Creative Computing because I want to explore how processing can influence 3D design. I hope to expand my knowledge of Java and learn how to use processing to in different and unexpected ways.
I choose the image above because I thought it was an interesting example of how processing can be used to create visually intriguing architecture in a challenging space. I hope to be able to incorporate processing into the construction of designs through using the new 3D printers!
1.) My first variation: http://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/109446
I found it under Examples in Processing.
- I changed the background from (0) to (20)… I’m not sure if that did anything
- I changed the size of the screen from (640, 360) to (1000, 800) this simply just increased the size.
- I increased the fill from (255) to (500). This slowed down the particles the more you click.
I wish that I had been able to figure out how to change the colors as the particles drop.
2.) My second variation I found under the Color Examples in Processing.
- I altered the size of the window by decreasing it to (200, 200)
- I changed the int barWidth to 1
- I decreased the int lastBar to -30
The result was a smaller, more delicate interaction with barely colorful visible lines.
3.) My third variation I found under the Form Examples in Processing.
- Using some of the other changes I made above I altered the size of the window to make a square (360, 360).
- After I increased the number of triangles to 30 when the mouse does not hover over the object.
- Then when you hover over the object 300 triangles appear.
- I changed the interaction with the object from being controlled by mouseX to mouseY.
From playing with this example I figured out that Java’s color codes are different from the HTML color codes that I’m use to. I would like to learn how to change the shape more and create an continuously growing and expanding shape. From here I want to play around with sketches that other people have posted on openprocessing.org to gain more knowledge of different ways you can use processing.