Inigo Quilez shows how you can generatively code a flower animation right in a Google Spreadsheet.

Sometimes it may not seem like math is behind everything in computer graphics, but it most definitely is. Math can pretty much create any type of image from a simple vector line to a realistic rendering — It’s all maths. No one knows that better than Ingo Quilez, who specializes in mathematical art. Check out his latest tutorial on the subject that shows how to create an animate a flower in a spreadsheet using code.

Inigo creates some pretty amazing works with just mathematical formulas and specialized tools, but his latest tutorial shows only a tiny bit of that process.

“Today, I’d like to give you a taste of the process by showing you how to paint a basic but completely mathematical flower in a tool that is available to everyone, a google spreadsheet.”

What a great exercise to really understand how generative art is made.

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