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    Senior Member axcho's Avatar
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    Spring Rain

    Here's some procedural art for you all: Spring Rain

    All coded in AS2. Background, plants, all procedurally generated and different every time.

    I call it an Environment Sketch. It's an attempt to share an appreciation of a little part of my environment in a way that a simple photograph wouldn't be able to convey. It would be awesome to see more people start to make this sort of stuff, something in between an animation and a game.

    Let me know if you like the idea.

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    I love the idea but it looks a bit mechanical to me, it needs to look less computerized for it to look "natural"
    One blurred photo is a mistake, 10 blurred photos are an experiment,
    100 blurred photos is a style

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    Yes, that's also my main problem with it, that the plants look too artificial and uniform. I'd like to figure out a way to make it more natural, maybe with some controlled randomness using a bunch of layered shapes and bitmaps like a painting. I'll be working on that in the future.

    If you have any ideas for how to make it more natural, I'd be glad to hear them.

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    well... since growth can be described as fractals. It really shows in seashells and sunflowers. So to make it look more natural, your leaves have to be build up by a fractal, maybe even your brances. I do reckon this is a bit off of what Flash can handle, as it would mean a lot of vectors to manipulate when a raindrop hits. The generation would also take just a bit longer, as you would have to complete more growth cycles as you do now.

    I like this idea, this is taking fractal art a bit further and actually going outside of just abstract shapes.

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