Generative Art Projects

draw-something Project Plan

Here are my current plans for draw-something. They are subject to change.

1. Relicence as GPL 3. Done.

2. Ensure that colouring code works properly.
– Check that it matches Cohen’s description.
– Do this in chordinator?

3. Tune up “Interesting Points” system.
– Make 100 images and try to code away unpleasant features.

4. Finish basic simple & large -> complex & small figure plane system.

5. Move to more complex “figures & developments” system.

6. More figure types.
– Currently there are polylines, polygons and hulls.
– Add points, circles, arcs, linesets, circlesets.

7. Switch to integer maths or at least whole-pixel offsets.
– Error based line drawing?

9. Relational groups.
– Literal mirror, scale, rotate of core skeleton.
– Conceptual groups e.g. “5 points”, “all same size/area”.

10. Tagging scheme.
– Tag interesting points to get clusters, relations.
– Tag each development to guide later developments.
– Basic implimenteation e.g. plist of symbols.

A. Solve presentation problem.
– Do it like current AARON or like Copycat, drawing screen & log screen.
– Ltk seems best bet.
– Dump drawing and commentary as event log to (e.g.) Java based player.

B. Make sketch program & development program & colour program?
– UNIX pipeline.
– Make each component simpler.
– Like Kazushi’s systems.

C. Representational imagery?

D. Pixmap/crop-based system or faster vector-based hit testing? (See 7.)

E. Stop using CVS? Just release tarballs?

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