Generative Art #
Most will notice this page lacks AI generative art tools such as DALL·E 2, Midjourney, & Stable Diffusion. This isn’t because they’re not interesting, it’s because the space is rapidly evolving and I don’t want to maintain constantly changing lists!See Stable Diffusion is a really big deal by @simonw for how crazy things can get.
If you’re interested in generative music and sounds as well, you may want to check out The OpGuides page on Live coding Music Software .
World Building Tools
Constructed Langugages, Generative Text
Generative Textures and Geometry
Noisedeck is a generative art synth. Still in early development. Some features require a license.
Five months ago, we had an idea for a simple app to make generative art accessible to everyone. It's rapidly matured into a remarkable app, and found its way into the workflow of a small (but growing!) base of talented creators.— noisedeck (@noisedeck) April 5, 2021
Thank you! We're excited about what's next. ✨ pic.twitter.com/7KpkFNjv99
Thank you!! pic.twitter.com/XhuJw0V3n5— Miguel Rafael (@migrafael) February 3, 2021
The Book of Shaders - “A gentle step-by-step guide through the abstract and complex universe of Fragment Shaders.”
Video courtesy of Neurotypique
Creative Coding (Non Live)
A Rust library for describing 3D meshes with simple composable rules.
is all that’s needed to generate this shape:
Scripting/Generative tools IN other tools
Super resolution, frame interpolation, and other effects
Sequence Diagrams, Flow Charts, etc. (Mostly for the nerds)
If you’re looking at this list, there’s a good chance you’re either writing up technical documentation or working on an academic paper, and so using LaTeX. First, I feel your pain. Second, This DSPTricksManual from Paolo Prandoni may help with some graphing, as may all of the Tikz Examples on texample.net. There’s decent Circuit and Block Diagram examples, though I do still think loading in a picture from an external tool is probably in your best interest due to the PITA that is doing this in plain LaTeX.
Sound Design #
There’s a LOT more tools listed in the music chapters, but there’s some more ‘for animation’ tools here:
Resources to learn Creative Coding #
As an aside, Simplex Noise is technically patented until Jan 8, 2022 (which is really fucking stupid)
Some inspiration #
Seriously, the three above pieces are some of my absolute favorite pieces. I think about them a lot.
From Generated.space, I particularly like Marching Squares 2, Perspective Map Trace, Map Trace, Fractal Square 2, Noisify, and Interactive Pixel Sorter - The latter two can really be used for original art directly even.