This sketch uses recursion to create a digital bonsai tree. Click a circle to prune it!
I created this for the 18th day of Genuary which had a prompt of “One process grows, another process prunes.” I started by drawing some ideas and then prototyping. I almost gave up, but I eventually landed on an approach that generated new positions randomly, and threw them out if they intersected an existing circle. That’s much more manageable than the complicated trigonometry I originally tried to use!
- Play with the variables at the top of the sketch to create different designs.
- Add flowers to your bonsai tree.
- Add other colors. Maybe try random colors, or autumn colors.
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