Now I've also worked on porting some examples from Processing to SuperCollider. This was a bit trickier than porting over code from NodeBox. Many fundamental Processing features aren't implemented in SuperCollider - video, 3D, OpenGL etc.
I spent some time porting over 22 of the 35 examples that come with the nice graphical programming environment NodeBox to SuperCollider. (NodeBox is based on Python and specialises in generative graphics.)
If one compares the code for these examples, I think it is obvious how capable SuperCollider is for 2D graphics. It's just as simple as NodeBox and Processing!
Well, some more advanced features are missing at the moment - like reading back paths, image manipulation, bindings to CoreImage, PDF export etc, but simple interactive 2D and animation SuperCollider can handle.
Here's a class for SuperCollider that generates perlin noise. I wrote it about a year ago to learn how that works but didn't finish the help file until now.
Some examples of images made with this class...
and this is an example from the help file that gives an overview of some settings of 'persistence vs octaves'. The 8 steps of persistence grow from 0.25 to 0.95 left to right. And octaves grows from 2 to 9 bottom to top.
090523: RedPerlin is now part of the redUniverse quark. Install it with Quarks.install("redUniverse");
In preparation for the LOSS livecode festival (archive.org) in Sheffield, I'm doing another month of practice. 1 hour/day, start with an empty document, no third-party classes or UGens and then upload the result here on the swiki.
This time my sparring partner is photographer and artist www.fotokatie.com/katier. She's doing a very nice series of 'star shots'.
In addition to getting my live coding chops in shape (hopefully), I got commissioned to analyse and present the outcome at the festival. This is a great thing. So the bet with Katier provides the pressure, the scheduled talk the deadline for analysis, the upcoming gig the motivation and last the commission pays for one strong coffee at my favourite café each day of the period. What could go wrong?
Well, it's summer and I've been working too much as is...