Processing: Connect The Dots

I built a Processing program to design and animate connect-the-dots type puzzles.

My first Processing project was a series of connect-the-dots animations, like this:

As the project grew I also made printable designs. I use these designs for the front of my holiday cards and the back of my personal cards.

To facilitate the design efforts positioning the dots, I built an Inkscape extension in Python. It extracts path information from a SVG file and creates the correct input file for my Processing program. Using this tool, I can make new designs in an hour or two.

The animations can be found on Vimeo.

There are also static pdf files:

A silly idea I have is to make a whole collection of these and publish them in a book.