I am new to Processing and to python for that matter. I am interested in creating linear, geometric ‘art’, in the first instance without animation, static.
I have managed to create a set of circles shifting increasingly to the right and with each time with decreasing diameter. See attachment.
And this is my code:
add_library('svg') canvasX = 600 canvasY = 600 margin = 50 def setup(): size(canvasX, canvasY) background(255) global svg_output svg_output = createGraphics(canvasX, canvasY, SVG, "circles_1_b.svg") centerX = canvasX/2 centerY = canvasY/2 step = 10 def draw(): beginRecord(svg_output) noLoop() noFill() global centerX global centerY global canvasX global canvasY global step global margin for i in range(canvasX - margin, (canvasX - margin)/2, - 2*step): circle(centerX, centerY, i) centerX = centerX + step for i in range((canvasX - margin)/2, step, - 2*step): circle(centerX, centerY, i) centerX = centerX - step endRecord() save("circles_1_b.png")
Now I would like to get Processing to repeat the same drawing superimposed on the previous so that the circles shift downwards, then to the left, then upwards.
I know I can do that by repeating the above loops with small changes, but I think there must be a better way.
I am looking into the Python Processing reference, and I think first I need to group the circles in one shape with createShape. Then I’m trying various things with rotate() and translate() but I do not understand from the reference how these function work with the draw function.
Any tips, hints or words of wisdom are welcome!