Simple Work of Art

Project Description:

Being creative on a deadline can be a struggle.

I did this design using both circles and “center” mode rects.

In the beginning, I tried using the normal formula for a circle to decide the midpoints of each layer of rect/circles, but for some reason, it did not work as required. So, after a long bugging session, I changed my equations, and I used sin and cos instead.

I started the code with the center circle starting at the top left corner, as it has (0,0) coordinates, making it easier to figure out what I was trying to do.

After getting this part to work, I made the center point based on the center of the canvas.

I started with the centric shape being all circles with random-fill colors.

But I then thought, why not make a random alternation between both squares and rectangles? It would make it more interesting.

I also wanted to make it a little interactive, so I made the center point follow the mouse press as shown in the video.

And that is the end of my project’s story. ­čÖé


  import java.lang.Math;

int dimWidth = 1000;
int dimHeight = 800;
int centerX = 500;
int centerY = 400;
void pattern(){  
  ////x=0, y=0;
  //double x = Math.toRadians(50);
  int rad;
    centerX = mouseX;
    centerY = mouseY;
  for(int j=1; j<50 ; j++){
    fill((int)random(0,255),(int)random(0,255),(int)random(0,255), 20);
    int num =  (int)random(0,2);
    for(int i=0;i<32;i++){
      rad = j*30+j*15;
      float x_coordinate = centerX + rad*cos((float)Math.toRadians(i*90/8));
      float y_coordinate = centerY + rad*sin((float)Math.toRadians(i*90/8));
      if (num==1){
        rect(x_coordinate,y_coordinate, j*10+30, j*10+30);

void setup(){

void draw(){
  if (frameCount%10==0){


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