2D graphics: Grid Playground

Generate a grid of basic geometric shapes (randomly selected squares, circles/half circles, triangles).

Controls (published parameters):

  • Columns and rows for the grid, Size controls total grid size.
  • Color palette - the color for each shape is randomly selected from the currently selected palette. (Would also play nice with the json color palettes from here.)
  • Shapes - different combinations of shapes.
  • Emptiness - probability that a cell in the grid will be empty.
  • Background - when true, a square is selected for the background of each grid cell with a random color from the current palette.
  • Mouse click in the composition window to generate a new grid.

2Dgrid-shapes.vuo (32.9 KB)

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Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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Very nice @jersmi !!

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Very nice work! :fire:

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This is awesome, thank you

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nice. this is like a truchet pattern randomizer. I like the color pallet options. at first I thought it was broke because the colors where not changing but then I realized I just had to re run the composition to see the changes.

@dust you don’t need to re-run the comp, you just need to ‘Mouse click in the composition window to generate a new grid.’
Works nice with a beat detection output too!

derp. I see that the mouse generates a new grid in the comments now. good idea to use beat detection to fire off new grids in tempo to music. I like them. I’m a fan of graphic minimalism and these simple shapes look nice when presented in color schemes with varying backgrounds etc… they remind me of painting from the seventies or something like that.

they remind me of painting from the seventies or something like that

Since you mention it, my thoughts were with modernist graphic design with the use of the grid pointing to “Swiss Style”. Also a bunch of Bauhaus graphics with awesome use of grids + geometric shapes. With those in mind, this Vuo project is only scratching the surface. :-)  

yes I think Bauhaus was the style of painting I was referring to. I guess that’s a little bit older than the 70s. anyways it has that vintage graphic look.

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