Tie Dye Designs

Was curious if anyone had any pointers on making tie dye compositions? I’d imagine the spiral type is not that difficult to do (multicolor gradient or color bars morphed by spiral distortion). So I was more curious about the blotchy variety. Would be fun to animate the parameters to get a huge range in outcomes. Thanks for any ideas!

if it was me, I would start with some basic shapes, smudgy ovals and so forth, composite a few layers of them, and then run Make Kaleidoscope Image to achieve a sense of symmetry. I’d pattern a bunch of those results at somewhat random distributions.

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Interesting, I’ll be sure to give that a try! I’m curious if some kind of noise generator would be a good source to create randomness, maybe add some posterization or other effect to turn all those dots into more solid, random shapes. But then I am unsure how to get random colors… maybe a layers of posterized noise that are each assigned one color, play around with blend modes etc.

Honestly the style of tie dye in this photo seems to resemble clouds, is there a fairly standard way to generate clouds in Vuo? That might just be the ticket

There’s an image example composition: MakeDriftingClouds.vuo.

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This cloud example is perfect to experiment with, thank you @jmcc !