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Generative Art Experiment – Normal distribution lines

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You can download normal_distribution_lines.pde (Sourcecode) and compile it with Processing.

Here another example using a normal distribution to generate a drawing. The normal distribution is used a lot in generative art.

This sketch draws a line based on a normal distribution, using a standard deviation of the distance of the mouse to the center. The closer you are to the center the shorter the line.

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Normal distribution paint splatter

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You can download normal_distribution_paint_splatter.pde (Sourcecode) and compile it with Processing.

Further explorations into randomness this time using a normal (or gaussian) distribution. This is a randomization process that shows a natural distribution instead of complete randomness. For instance the height of a population is distributed this way. People can be 150 cm to 240 cm but most people have a height around the mean (somewhere around 180 or something).

This first example splatters paint around your mouse (x-mean and y-mean) position based on a standard deviation of 30 pixels.

End result looks like the aftermath of a confetti party 😉