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computational art

lines x colors

An experiment in exploring lines and colors. This one is special in that I wanted to play with the different ways how an artwork could manifest in its various forms. From Python code in drawbot. To rendering into bitmap and vector. To animation in After Effects. To 3D spatial structural form in Cinema4D. Each has its own interpretation and emotions to them.

bitmap from drawbot
Animation from After Effects
Rendered animation from Cinema4D

Until next time!

— Ballio

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computational art

Artwork from Spring 2020

Below are a collection of my recent artworks in the past few months. Playing with a few new techniques in motion and drawing lines in various colors and forms. Let me know which ones are your favorites in the comments! Thanks for checking them out.

Sunrise
Circle scribble
lines-diag-grid-01
Josef Albers homage

— ✌️Ballio

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computational art

Spring

Inspired by the amazing flowers and foliage in the spring, I’ve made some 3D art. I really wanted to experiment with how 3D and computational art can mix and match.

I also am inspired by how nature created many of the mathematical patterns we see. The repeating patterns and loops that I make are many times borrowed from them. So it’s only fitting that I make a work that honored plants as a subject matter.

Rendered 3D artwork of a flower with blue and red shading.
Closeup and color explorations
Spring flower -- An artwork collage of 3D + computational art
Spring flower — An artwork collage of 3D + computational art

Below are some real life inspiration:

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computational art motion graphics

Breathe

In this hectic world, it’s sometimes tough to remember to breathe. This is my reminder.

I wanted to make something time-based to convey everybody is in a rush, going at various rates in motion.

Breathe, friends. Namaste. 🙏

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computational art

Tunnel

As a further exploration of the tunnel piece, I wanted to explore how it could translate in the 3 dimensional space. Thought this iteration in Cinema 4D is a nice translation of the original.

Tunnel in its full depth glory

Animated piece:

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computational art

New computational artwork – Winter 2019

Some newer works from winter 2019 to close out the year.
green waves
purple grid
pulsing lines.
Rainbow art — I was experimenting with cycling rgb values in drawbot.
Rainbow twist

As always, let me know which ones you love the most! Shirts are available to purchase on Amazon.

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computational art

Ballio Chan Computational Art Tee Shirt Capsule v0.1 Official Drop

For the past year or so, I’ve been learning and playing with computational art in my free time. Learning Python has been a journey and I’m just in the beginning. Along the way, I’ve made some interesting things as documented on this blog. I’ve handpicked five of my favorites and made them into real shirts! It’s one thing to see the art pieces on a digital screen, it’s another thing to see them printed in digital form — and wear them.

If you like them, please get one! Please tell your friends! I own a few and I think they look great (perhaps biased) and feel really nice (not biased). They’re available in women’s, men’s, and kids’ sizes for the whole family. 🙂 I’m selling them on Amazon for now, and Prime members can get them shipped for free.


Beautiful Spiral tee
Blue Circles tee
Organism tee
Lines to Circle tee
Layered Colored Lines tee
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computational art

New works – Summer 2019

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computational art

Recent graphics experiments in January and February of 2019

Below are some recent graphics I’ve been playing with in recent months. Most of the work are still generated in Python with Drawbot. Some new techniques I’ve been experimenting with is generating SVG or PDF vector outputs with code, while importing those vectors into After Effects to further convert them to shape layers. I find it much more controllable and the possibilities are even more endless. Although now we’re dealing with time-based animations only, there’s less computation and code-based things we can do with AE. Although, there might be something I can do with the data and After Effects expressions in Javascript.

Also, I know Cinema 4D uses Python, so I’ve been starting to play with that in C4D as well to make some time-based animations — like this one experiment I did for WordPress.com:

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computational art

Select computational design experiments

Sine wave goodness
More waves
Waves on waves…