Generative Art

Paint mixing with PixelBender

In my post yesterday I was demonstrating my attempt to create a drawing app using Stage3D for graphics acceleration. As it turns out Stage3D is not built for this kind of ‘per pixel’ manipulation on a drawing canvas. I mentioned at the end of the article that I might explore PixelBender as an alternative for […]

February 7, 2012

Painting with Stage3D using Starling

I’ve been trying to find ways to improve the performance of paint mixing with Flash and I though I could try using Stage3D for hardware accelerated graphics. But then I realised that Stage 3D is optimised for polygons and 3D models so it was probably not the best solution. I wanted to see if it […]

February 6, 2012

Spray Paint Stencils in Flash – V2

Well, here we are with version 2 of my Flash spray paint stencils. I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a while now! This time the paint is rendered much quicker by doing away with an embedded for loop that was in V1. This time instead of looping through each pixel on […]

January 9, 2012

Jackson Pollock – From AS2 to AS3

I found a Jackson Pollock style painting example written in AS2 called ‘Splatter’ over at I wanted to include a Pollock style brush in my painting application so I converted it into AS3. Just copy and past the following code into a new AS3 document in Flash.

December 30, 2010

Spray Paint stenciling in Flash

After seeing the Wii Spray demo videos a year or so ago I have since been wondering how they did the stencils. I couldn’t find any information on how to achieve an effect like paint stenciling so today I decided to give it a shot myself. Below is a small demo where you can have […]

December 8, 2010

Some more Flash Generative Art

Here are some more generative art pieces I have created in Flash. I am slowly getting better at it. Now that I have figured out how to get high res bitmaps exported from flash I can get much better quality images. These were created at about 2500 x 3000px. Download the Hi-Res images here (ZIP, […]

May 10, 2010

Generative Art in Flash

Recently I have been inspired to create generative art using Flash thanks to Erik Natzke who creates stunning images… all created by ActionScript. I did a fair bit of digging around the net and managed to find a few code examples and video demonstrations on how the images were generated. So as you can see […]

May 6, 2010