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Generative Composition

Here we go Again. Now with a composition application programmed in processing.

The program takes a bunch of images and generate a composition using a (random) growing pattern algoritm. If you dont like the composition you just have to click and the program will generate a new random composition… till the one you like.

The nice thing is that you can have a mask layer. The black parts of the mask image will be areas forbidden for the algoritm.

As an example I used more than 200 photos from one of my last architectural project, a retail centre in Lorca (Spain). Click to enlarge view or download PDF version.

Dowload PDF ParqueAlmenara.pdf (7.5MB)

4 Responses to “Generative Composition”

  1. Jorge says:

    Muy chula esta, ¿con que aplicacion haces esto?

  2. juanosborne says:

    Bueno… con mi aplicación, ahí esta la gracia!

    Es un programita en processing que reparte aleatoriamente las fotos por la superficie disponible y las hace ‘crecer’ lo máximo posible… hasta que se tocan. Luego coloca una parte visible de las mismas en función del espacio disponible.

    Esta bien para presentaciones rápidas.

  3. Gad says:

    Hi Juan

    First, i want to say wow for all of your artwork. It’s amazing. But may I know, how do you it ? I mean…is this generate by application or manually ?

  4. juanosborne says:

    Hi Gad,

    It’s a program… I coded it in processing.org. The nice part is that if you don’t like current composition you can recreate it just by clicking a button.

    Glad you like it!

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