Connect the Dots

One of my first Processing projects was a series of connect the dots style animations, like this:

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

To facilitate the work 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.

The rose animation was featured as the "Wonder of the Day" on and has been viewed by a few thousand 3rd graders.

And the pdf files. Fun for the whole family!