more computational asemic wip: catmull-rom splines connecting points of concentric polygons (with some brushstroke effects applied to the resulting paths)

(at some point with this project i'm going to want to start being systematic about aesthetics, but it's fun for now to just make this stuff and evaluate it by hunch)

Show thread

"cursive" from concatenating catmull-rom splines that connect points randomly placed on 3x3 grids, drawing from a fixed "alphabet" of glyphs

Show thread

a fun thing you can do with catmull-rom splines is overshoot the "tightness" parameter and make progressively more loop-de-loop forms—here each line has a higher tightness parameter than the previous one (starting at -0.5)

Show thread

@aparrish could you do that with a spline fitted to cursive text because

@hansup yup, his (brilliant) work is constantly on my mind and a constant reference in the class I'm teaching on this stuff. other refs include mirtha dermisache renee gladman vera molnar

@aparrish Thanks for pointing to Mirtha Dermisache and Renee Gladman! Vera Molnar I already knew, but those are new to me.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Friend Camp

Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.