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Derivative Generative Simple Nesting

July 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Digital Process

This image seems to be popular on the internets. It was the output of a generative experiment in Flash a few years ago.

I recently got a call from a production company that wanted to use the image with their logo. The Flash files are long gone so I relearned how to draw it with Processing! The original Flash files used a few shapes I made in the library and positioned them with some borrowed code.

In this most recent iteration it’s 100% drawn with code. I don’t normally work this way, but it was a fun challenge. And it was interesting to tweak the variables to get different results.

I hope Nest Features does some great things in the future :)

Creative Commons License
Generative Nest by Jacob Heberlie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://www.jacobmake.com/2012/07/derivative-generative-simple-nesting/.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrea // Jun 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Very cool! I would love to feature it as a background image in a workbook I am creating – and of course credit you. Would that be OK with you?


  • 2 Cortney // Aug 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Beautiful! I would love to use this graphic to imprint some pillow covers that I sell on Etsy. Would you be ok with that if I give you credit? If you offer license for commercial business please let me know. Thanks!

  • 3 jacobmake // Aug 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Update: I’ve had more than a few requests to use this image. I’m releasing it under Creative Commons.

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