Copy cat with cables – Inconvergent – Blog post with patches

The last cables live stream was a copy cat edition inspired by the digital artist Anders Hoff, otherwise known as Inconvergent

I've always loved following his work and he's been a great source of inspiration to me throughout the years.
I'd highly recommend checking out his web page as there's a lot of beautiful digital artwork to be found over there.

This blog is going to be a bit longer and more in depth as I'd like to highlight some things I learnt during and after the stream.
I hope you'll enjoy it.

A lot of digital art pieces made with processing and custom software is based upon having a animated system in place and basically not refreshing the canvas each frame.
This means that more and more information gets added to the picture.
A few generative rules can generate a huge amount of output.
This process isn't actually completely real time, due to the fact it takes time to generate the image 🙂


Work from Inconvergent

The 1st piece

I was trying recreate this look from Inconvergents DOF tests.
It worked out pretty good 🙂

How to paint on the canvas

This patch shows what happens when we don't refresh the canvas and just animate a circle.
The color and the frequency is all just tied into the timer.
It doesn't look so great but it gets across how the technique works.

The 3D scene has to be rendered into a texture.  We then disable the clear option on the Render2texture op.
Every time we reset we make sure that the clear color is set for one frame, this wipes everything that was already there.

Setting the alpha to a low number and letting the patch run adds more and more detail to the canvas.
That's the entire technique in a nutshell.

Now with 2 animated points to draw a line

Trying to recreate Sand spline 2

It's really almost impossible to recreate a generative art piece so this stream focused on being inspired by the piece itself.
The original from inconvergent below

Screenshot of the live stream patch

The final patch - open the sidebar to play with the parameters

Another piece inspired by Sand splines

Copycat(s) with cables live stream – JunKyoshi

We've finished another live stream of copy cat(s) with cables. This time Andro recreated some pieces from the visual artist JunKyoshi.
Check out the video on youtube and scroll down to see the final results.


Copycat(s) with cables live stream

We had a blast with the last twitch live stream where Andro did as many small copy cat(s) as possible.
It's been uploaded to our YouTube channel in case you missed it.


Links to all the patches are below .
Some patches have been improved after the stream.

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The piece is called 回転する帯。 

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