Art Tutorials

Masked and Weighted Truchet Tiles in Processing

I first saw this effect used with an image of Alan Turing and the word CODE superimposed. It was many months before several disparate ideas came together and I finally rediscovered how to generate these kinds of pictures. Here now I’ll show you how I built up the Processing code to do the same.


Creating my own Processing arc method

The Processing arc() command isn’t robust enough for my tastes so I wrote a new one that gives me more control over the things I care about. Along the way it lets me validate my arc code for the Makelangelo’s support of gcode commands G02 and G03. If people are learning Gcode then their arc() command would be helpful if it looked the same as a gcode command. Don’t you agree?