Genuary 2021 - day 5
Another day of #genuary - this time with vaporwave
Genuary is a series of prompts to inspire generated art in the month of January. You can find a list of the prompts here: https://genuary2021.github.io/prompts
The prompt for today was
"Do some code golf!"
Here’s what I came up with:
The colors make it feel very vaporwave-esque to me.
To start, I didn’t really have any ideas, so I started by thinking about what
makes codegolf easy. I needed to use something that provided the boilerplate
code so that I could say that my code fits into a tweet guilt-free. I thought
about trying out
pico8, but decided to use
shadertoy instead. My project
webgl playground is based off of
shadertoy, but I’ve never actually written a
I spent some time experiementing with various ideas, but I won’t share the
experiments I didn’t use here since I might use them as a starting point for
some upcoming prompts. Once I settled on the idea I wanted to use, trimming to
code to fit
280 characters was a fun challenge.
A really neat idea that I kept coming back to was the idea of subdivding the space into a grid and having effects that constrain to that grid. In my opinion that creates a very satisfying visual effect.