By Josephine and Rick
Step one that didn’t lead to tones sadly.
I wanted to make the illusion of depth in space for a pointillize image that incorporates a sin graph that would display both the changes in size and show the geometry in relation to space.
I replaced the jpg with my own png file and changed the size of the file
Remember those little plastic games that had the tiny magnetic dust that you could use to cover some dude’s face using a magnetic pen that would push the dust around? Continue reading
My name is Rick, its a actually not short for anything–it literally just says “Rick Rodriguez” on my birth certificate. I grew up in California, near L.A. and spent the majority of my life there. I am a sophmore in CD and I personally love textures. Textures of wood, concrete, plaster, and anything that is chaotic up close, but uniform all together. Thats why I took a particular fondness to this image from http://enohenze.de/puls/ that incorporates a backdrop for Merceded Benz and their new line with metal particles in a sea behind it
Just my own personal preference.
In any case, I am excited for this class because I enjoy the logical and mathematical side of things and I find it fascinating when vast information is understood and presented in a well designed manner.
My tweaked sketches are as follows
All of them were from a great portfolio I found on openprocessing.org and by a username called Aris Bezas. After some searching, I found this persons code very understandable and well organized. The three original sketches are as follows, respectively
For the first one
I found the background color and understood that (0) meant black and I changed it to a lighter tint of black (55). I tried to change the color of the white lines, but the format was one that I hadn’t seen before. Instead of a hex number or rgb code, I believe it contained i’s and j’s. So I didn’t want the white to get lost in any other colors so I left the background a subtle dark grey. I also slowed down the frame rate and found that the lines fill in at a slower rate that the original–makes sense.
The second sketch (pictured above) began as a series of circles that came from the center and changed color at varied speeds and varied intervals. I really liked the movement so I started to change the speed. I changed the number for
(myColor,800) from 50 to 800 and each time I increased the number by about 50, I realized that edges were getting sharper instead of blurry. Happy accident that I decided to keep. I then took the colors the original artist used and replaced them with my own tints of red all the way to black. I also changed the background color to a grey as well. I finally changed the command of ellipse to rect( to try a rectangle coming from the center. It didn’t work. However, the rectangle actually began to start coming from the top corner and bleeding into the bottom right corner that I was also pleasantly surprised with.
The last one I found particularly aesthetically pleasing. If you click and drag on the sketch, colored streaks appear and follow your mouse. I immediately added my own colors instead of the original and had to find out which command corresponded to which streak and adjust my pallette as such. I went with tints of blue that softly glow against the black. I tried to change the background to a different color and while I was successful, nothing really looked better than the black. So I tried a gradient. I saw that you can use pictures as backgrounds as long as they are the same size as the sketch, so I made a soft gradient in photoshop and tried to use that. I added the file to the code and link it appropriately and I was able to play the command and see my image in the background. #sucess