CMSC110 (Introduction to Computing)
Due before start of class on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
First, read Chapter 8 from GXK.
Task: Develop a processing program to draw an
artistic sketch that utilizes recursion. For this assignment
you have the choice of drawing a recursive design involving
triangles (design 1, see below) or one involving squares (design
2, see below). You may also choose to implement both
designs, in which case you will receive extra credit (if you
choose this option, each design should be implemented in a separate
PDE file). Your sketch(es) must use
recursion. Additionally, you must
provide instructions on how to change the maximum depth of the
While you are not free to choose which design to draw, you should use color, transparency, and possibly rotation in a creative fashion of your own choosing. Your utilization of these components will form the basis of the aesthetic component of your grade. Don't worry about exactly matching these designs (for instance the stroke weights from the reference examples may differ), however, the general look of your sketch should be the same as the sketches shown below.
Design 1: Draw the recursive design pictured below using Processing.
What to Hand in: Hand in the entire sketch
folder in your Dropbox folder. In addition to the sketch/programs
also include; (1) a gif/jpg/png image of your finished sketch. (2)
A formatted write-up with Page#1 showing your sketch, followed by
a title, your name, a short 1-2 line description (as discussed in
class) on page#1, and a short 1-2 paragraph more detailed
description of the sketch and your personal experiences working on
this sketch as well as your Processing code.
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