Generative Art

Bézier curve explorations*

Jan 13, 2023

This project was kicked off by Genuary

Learning about bézier curves

I learned how bezier curves actually work from this (amazing) video. I mad this interactive sketch to retain what I had learned—or to prove I had actually learned it

Horizontal mouse position controls how far along the curve you are.

In this sketch, several slices of time and all the lines for constructing them are visible at once.

Applying the curves

I had to make sense of SVG and then write something to extract and convert the points to something that would work in my p5 sketch.

I’m drawing all the intermediate bezier states, but I’m oscillating the number of intermediate states. I think this could oscillate between two weights. And if we get the frequencies right, we could see every combination of weight and number of states.