Nov 7, 2013
What is a Creative Coder? A Creative Coder can be described as an explosive combination of designer-programmer whose main focus is on animation, interactivity, and visual effects. Creative Coders have a strong affinity to generative art and a strong understanding about the application of mathematical concepts and algorithms like Lorenz Attractors, recursive patterns, particle systems, fluid simulations, perlin noise, cell division, fractals, physics, trigonometry, Brownian motion, 3D shaders, Bézier curves… Not to mention a strong grasp of infinite techniques, equations, and algorithms which weren’t even originally designed to be applied to visual art.
Today we have brought together a selection of interesting experiments such as CSS generated images known as "Pure CSS Images", 3D environments, camera effects, particles and forces, fractals, etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many, many more experiments to be found on places like the Three.js official website, Chrome experiments, and Codepen.io. What’s more, each of the sites mentioned use code which you yourself can consult and manipulate to gain a better understanding of these peculiar techniques.