The above image is an example of an Appollonian Gasket, otherwise know as close-packed circles. Technically the close packing should take place in a single large circle as opposed to the entire rectangular canvas, but we’ll ignore that minor detail. This post will show how to create close packed circle abstractions using MSG processors.
Yesterday we showed how to use the 3C Abstract12 CP MSG processor to build pseudo plant-like abstract procedural imagery. Today we will show how to use MSG Meta-Edit help commands and directed evolution to take yesterday’s simple effect and build something more visually complex.
Today’s post will continue our exploration of MSG processors that generate simple colored vector shapes that can be overlaid to build visual complexity to create abstract procedural art imagery. Today we’ll be exploring the 3C Abstract12 CP processor.
The following is a procedural abstract image generated with a simple MSG preset. We’ll take a look at how it was constructed in this post. The 2 MSG Abstract processors used in the preset are useful for creating semi-organic looking vector procedural imagery.
The following image is a frame capture from an animation generated by running a MSG preset in loop action into an open movie stream. The processing is recursive, which means that the output of the previous MSG processing cycle is used as the input to the current MSG processing cycle. This post extends on the…