Postcards: Series004 // Abstracted Sunrise
This time I decided to do things a little different. I had been feeling a bit the slave to the postcard format, so I made poster (tabloid) sized versions first, then scaled it by half to letter paper and finally brought it down to the size of the postcards. I’m quite happy with the results, and they basically perfectly matched my original vision.
There were several notable improvements added to my tool kit to build this.
- Building polygons
- Determining if a point is inside or outside a polygon
- Clipping lines inside or outside of convex polygons
- Hatching convex polygons
- Sorting a reversing lines to reduce (non-optimally) the amount of time just moving the pen
It’s a huge success, I’m super happy with the progress!
I even made a long format video of an entire plot being made, and uploaded it to Vimeo. I didn’t edit it before hand since it was my first ever video upload to Vimeo and I didn’t know that they don’t have any editing tools. So the first 30 seconds are nothing but letting the Raspberry Pi actually build the image. Oh well.
Plotting a geometric scene, starting at 0:30 from Pentronik on Vimeo.
I made some at letter paper size (below) and tabloid size (not pictured).
2020-11-28: - First add.