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Moving Mandala

Moving mandala

Generative illustrations created as part of the Nature of Code class at NYU ITP ( Spring 2017).


The illustrations use the Gravitational law of attraction and vectors to construct self-sketching mandalas. What you see above is a time-lapse of how the transformation takes place.

The idea behind the design was to create something that looks imperfect and hand-drawn, which is how mandalas are generally created in India. The effect is produced by using points and connecting them instead of making the vector plot a perfect trajectory.

The sketches were created using processing. Related blog post and source code links can be found here.