Also, for the fediverse folks who found this thread through #inktober, thank you for sending follow requests, but I'm pretty private on this account.
If you want to see my art, I just made a public mastodon account: @andymakes
You can also follow me on twitter where I'm pretty active: https://twitter.com/Andy_Makes
The code to generate them guarantees that all prints are unique!
If there's anything in this thread that you want that's not listed there, please contact me directly at email@example.com!
Day 31 of #inktober on the plotter!
I might be recovering from surgery, but I wasn't going to miss the last day of the month.
Coded this one up yesterday and printed it today.
I've had such a blast making these and it's been so lovely that people have reached out about wanting to own some of them. I think I'll be setting up a little shop soon!
Day 30 of #inktober on the plotter
Plotted this a few days ago. I like the vibe of this one, but it feels a bit muddy. I'd like to try this with some colors that contrast a bit more, but I'm still recovering from surgery and don't want to hunch over the plotter. Something to come back to.
I feel like the trails really show off Clyde's unusual behavior.
Also, shoutout to The Pac-Man Dossier, probably the piece of technical games writing I come back to more than any other.
If you want to make a pac-man clone (and you should! It's a joy to program!) this paper is invaluable.
Day 22 of #inktober on the plotter
I adore the path finding logic of pacman and I've been working with it a bit for an upcoming project that seemed ripe for plotting!
Here's the level 1 maze, extruded to be made of a few layers, with the paths of pac-man and the ghosts traced out.
The ghost logic is identical to the original with the exception of adding a 3rd dimension (a feature the original rules allow for very easily). In this version Pac-man just goes for the nearest pellet.
The single color print looks really nice as well!
Even the screenshot of my editor display (last pic) feels really charming.
Day 18 of #inktober on the plotter!
Facts & Figures
I'm really happy with this one and may do a monochrome print later today! All of the graph values change every time the code is run.
It amuses me to come full circle with the plotter. It's a device that was initially intended to print charts and which was then coopted by artists. Now I'm using it to print charts that don't mean anything.
I make games and creative coding things.
Campers free to follow.
Non-campers, I have a public account here: @andymakes
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.