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The visual art or other aesthetic results generated by Mathematica.

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Artistic image vectorization

The question is how can we use Mathematica to create vectorized versions of low-resolution images? The goal is to get an image suitable for quality printing at any resolution. Since "true" ...
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I would like to add a smooth fading effect to the end of a curve, while it is animated. Here's a minimal working example which shows a particle moving on a circle (the circle is drawn while the ...
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Random non-overlapping disks in a square

I've found a nice code snippet by @belisarius from this question, that I'll reproduce here for reference: ...
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How to generate a random pulsar graph between two points?

I am going crazy trying to create this. I am trying to create a pulsar graph that starts and ends on two points that have the same y smoothly along the x axis. The pulsar should have random valleys ...
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default RGB coloring

I am playing with some basic genetic algorithms to recreate input images by transparent plane figures (similar like here:). Everything would work great but the speed is terrible. I was looking for a ...
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How can this type of optical illusion be created in Mathematica?

I see these around the web and would like to make them in Mathematica. Combining them in an array is actually quite mesmerizing!
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A method to draw a surface around a set of regularly spaced points

This is mostly an artistic endeavour. I have a 3D array of points, 1 representing a point within the surface, -1 without. The shape is not convex. I would like to produce a surface which encloses the ...
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Custom edge style (e.g. brush stroke, writing ink, etc.)

I would like to draw a graph with Mathematica in such a way that it looks like a handmade drawing or painting. To be more precise, is there a way to set a custom edge style such that it looks made ...
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Creating a colour variation effect of the Northern Lights

As is well known (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVsONlc3OUY ), the Northern Lights or Auroral displays appear as variations of several colours (generally pale green and pink). Is there a ...
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Approximating an ornamental curve

How do I go about approximating this ornamental curve? Note variable thickness typical in calligraphy. Handbook and Atlas of Curves by E.V. Shikin (1995) contains many directions, including curve ...
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How do I draw a pair of buttocks?

I'm trying to develop a function which 3D plot would have a buttocks like shape. Several days of searching the web and a dozen my of own attempts to solve the issue have brought nothing but two ...
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Distribution of random points in 3D space to simulate the Crab Nebula

I'm generating some 3D models of planetary nebulae and supernova remnants for Celestia, a free OpenGL astronomy software. Currently, I know how to do it with random points inside a spherical shell. ...
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How to get StreamPlot to draw many hundreds of streamlines?

For artistic reasons, I want to draw an extremely dense StreamPlot with something like a thousand streamlines. I tried setting ...
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Generating visually pleasing circle packs

EDIT: (my conclusion and thank you note) I want to thank you all guys for this unexpected intellectual and artistic journey. Hope you had fun and enjoyed it the same as I did. I would like to ...
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Adding a fading color only to 3D curves going outside a cylinder

I'm having a problem with color shades on multi curves drawn with the Mathematica 7.0 code below. All the curves with both their endpoints inside the unit cylinder (green circle on the picture below) ...
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Playing with Matrix falling code in Mathematica

I was trying to create a Matrix falling code image with Mathematica. Here is my code: ...
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Drawing pairs (planar graph, circle packing)

Circle packing theorem states: For every connected simple planar graph G there is a circle packing in the plane whose intersection graph is (isomorphic to) G. How to use Mathematica to draw examples ...
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How can we show the boundary of a WordCloud shape?

WordCloud can arrange the words inside a shape. ...
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How to create word clouds?

Word clouds are rather useless fancy and visually appealing plots, where words are plotted with different sizes according to their frequency in a corpus. Many applications exist out there (Wordle, ...
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How can I create a fountain effect?

Inspired by this (please use Chrome or Firefox), I tried to simulate it, but I couldn't do it. I'm not familiar with Dynamic. Here is my simple code: ...
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How can this confetti code be improved to include shadows and gravity?

Here's some confetti: ...
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DumpsterDoofus's captivating generative art

How can I render these beautiful images that DumpsterDoofus posted?
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Is there any faster implementation of DominantColors?

The function DominantColors is a simple function but runs incredibly slow when the number n of dominant colors to find is large - it is currently the biggest bottleneck in my code: ...
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Generating animations of clouds with Mathematica

I'd like to generate some visually-pleasing animations of clouds, fog or smoke with Mathematica. My idea of "visually-pleasing" is along the lines of one of the images on the Wikipedia article for ...
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How to make an inkblot?

How to effectively create a polygon that looks like a realistic inkblot? So far, I could come up with this (borrowing from Ed Pegg Jr.'s Rorschach demonstration): ...
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How to ask Mathematica to imitate Andy Warhol's pop-art painting?

I tried to ask Mathematica to imitate Andy Warhol, let it convert a Marilyn Monroe's portrait so that it looks like Warhol's world famous pop-art painting. However, the result shown below is far from ...
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Sketch-type graphics with transparency and dashed hidden lines?

I'd like to create transparent graphs like the following from P1095, Calculus 6th Ed, by James Stewart. Can Mathematica accomplish this? By "transparent," I mean the ability to see the interior, ...
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Aristic rendering of breaking waves from a Japanese panel

Any insight to model and render the breaking waves in the style of this - likely Japanese or possibly Korean panel? Line drawings are acceptable, not necessary to replicate all the details like ...
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Wind Map Artwork

I would like some help generating an image like the one seen below. The image above is an art piece called Wind Map by artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg. I would like to take wind ...
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Implementing a first person view of 3D objects in a scene

I've created the following scene with a Chinese-style building surrounded by trees, and a horse and a rabbit grazing on the grass in Mathematica (don't ask me why there's a bust of Beethoven in ...
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Rotated Rectangles

I would like to produce an image similar to the upper half of this graphics by Victor Vasarely. All I could produce so far is this dilettante image: ...
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How to create a new “person curve”?

Wolfram|Alpha has a whole collection¹ of parametric curves that create images of famous people. To see them, enter WolframAlpha["person curve"] into a Mathematica ...
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How to create effect like Van Gogh's stroke brush?

I need to apply Van Gogh's stroke brush effect to a random image Take the following image as an example: Thank you so much if you could help!
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How to create animated snowfall?

Well, the title is self-explanatory. What sorts of snowfall can we generate using Mathematica? There are two options I suggest to consider: 1) Continuous GIF animations with smallest possible number ...
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How to generate a random snowflake

'Tis the season... And it's about time I posed my first question on Mathematica Stack Exchange. So, here's an holiday quest for you Graphics (and P-Chem?) gurus. What is your best code for generating ...
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Composition à la Mondrian

I would like to paint something like this or,even better, like this I have tried ...
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How to generate a cartoon of a face

I want to use Mathematica to generate a cartoon of a face. For example, some thing like this: I think it can be done using Mathematica, but I really don't know how to do it. How can it be done, and ...
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Is there a way to recreate the typical Red/Blue-Postereffect using Mathematica?

I think nearly all of us have at least once seen an image like this: So I wondered whether it is possible to recreate this effect using Mathematica because it seems like it wouldn't need that many ...
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Smooth Peter de Jong attractor

Today I was playing with Peter de Jong attractor. At the bottom of the page I've linked there are beautiful examples like: My attempts are not so great: It is around 10^5 points. For more than ...
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Animating moving surface of torus

I would like to try to recreate something similar to Paolo Čerić's torus animation: I have isolated the moving surface torus section form this Wolfram Demonstration by Kevin Sonnanburg: ...
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Creating sculptural forms using graphics primitives

This is a question based on this answer by halirutan. Some amazing images can be created with this code, and I was wondering whether it was possible to extend the principle to different shapes. I ...
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Colorize a 3D distribution of points according to density

Suppose we have some random 3D distribution of points. I'll use the spherical ball defined below as an example and a starting point for the discussion here : ...
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How to partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
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How to randomly erode a 3D distribution of points with Mma 7.0?

Suppose we have a 3D distribution of points, like the spherical ball example below : ...
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How to generate this fractal-like 3D distribution of points in Mma 7.0?

I would like to produce some 3D distributions of points using Mathematica 7.0, that look like the picture below : How could I do that ? What are your suggestions ? What Mma 7 codes could do a ...
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Optimizing a bubble art code [duplicate]

Based on that website I wanted to recreate the same effect using Mathematica but with any picture given by the user. Thus I came up with the following code: ...
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Recognize simple shapes in an image and color them randomly?

I have an image of polygons built from a polar function (see below). I'd like to color each triangle or quadrilateral a random color. Firstly, I'm not sure how to separate the simple shapes. ...
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How to create hedcut style images?

Yesterday the hedcut style was brought up in chat. How can we create a hedcut-like style automatically in Mathematica, using a photograph as a starting point? I am looking to create a similar ...