The first step in creating this effect was to get a hold of a 3D point cloud. I chose to do this by using photogramatry to capture a sculpture designed by a friend of mine. With a point cloud in hand I worked with Processing to find an interesting system to remap the cartesian coordinates as polar coordinates. Although it's simple enough to do a "correct" transformation form one coordinate system to the other I was looking for something that would lead to more abstract results. The final product was the moving image seen here.


I created this interactive JavaScript application as part of my exploration into the primary components of digital art. This piece plays with color, and the Moiré effect.

Click here to try out the interactive project.


This code-generated graphic was an exploration of color.