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A calendar you might ask yourself, why is this an APE project?
After reading the article of George Gally about his motivation to create his code library, it got me thinking: I like to reinvent the wheel as well. But primarily I like to figure out how-stuff-works to get a deeper/better understanding of how other people approach a problem and eventually fix that problem.
So I started my Creative Coding project: I did a 30-day-challenge to create Art with code.
After more than 30 days I had enough beautiful visuals to create a calendar.
Because I wanted to focus on the creation of code and art, I choose Instagram as the platform I use to show my progress.
That automatic meant that the size of the image/video had to be square (1080 x 1080 pixels) but otherwise it was the easiest way to get the images uploaded and accessible to a bigger audience.
So the only thing missing to create a Calendar .... is the calendar templates for the months. My cc-library was so mature after the 30+ days, that I used that to generate the months of this calendar as well.
Creative coding is a practice that a lot of designers/developers (aka unicorn) do to enhance their coding skills but end up with interesting art as well (knows as a win win situation 😂 ).
I'm no different: I wanted to create art with my creative coding (cc) framework. You might say I created the wheel again and again.
Most of my library code is inspired or based upon the work of George Gally, Seb Lee-Delisle, Matt DesLauriers (and probably many more). So I decided to open-source the library for anyone to use.
Be advised: I want to use Haxe. Although it is possible to use the library without Haxe, I haven't tested it.
Again: the focus is to create an image with code!
So if we apply the APE method here, how would that look?
The engineering and Art part is obvious: using code to generate art..
But the Play part is only for me: yes sometimes I do things to make me happy!.
And I have my calendar now! It's an awesome gift!