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Generative Coding – “The Nature of Code” Ported to Three.js (medium.com)
144 points by duck 7 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 12 comments



This is a nice article. I'd like to say that I LOVE Daniel Shiffman.

He has a Youtube channel[1] on which he takes random ideas and tries to code them on three.js in less than an hour (or some variance). It's fun, he explains sometime complex systems in a simple manner, and the result is always interesting.

I've done a fair amount of little personal projects inspired by his and it's always a fun sunday morning project.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjgXvBlbQiydffZU7m1_aw


Shiffman's channel is great for new & experienced coders, but I will say it is especially good if you want to get a young kid interested in the field


He's an excellent teacher - you don't get bogged down in unnecessary complexity (he chooses simple libraries like three.js, or processing), but presents the inherent complexity of the problem.

Plus he makes it fun to watch with the enthusiastic style that's almost contagious.


The article is about three.js, yes. However, on his channel he is porting things to p5.js, not three.js


not sure where my mind got confused between three and p5. Probably because the book is Shiffman's.

Thanks for the correction :)


Totally agree, Shiffman's channel is excellent! Looking forward to pouring over the ThreeJS implementations.


Thanks, I love these kinds of projects



How has this been so long on the front-page? The subject seems a bit specific but maybe I'm just not in the target audience. Nothing against the content itself, just an observation.


To answer your question instead of just downvoting you:

It's an interesting topic. There has been a lot of generative art lately on the front page.

HN has been slow on new submissions from my semi-casual monitoring of the /newest queue over the last 48ish hours.

To help get more content to surface higher, hang out on https://news.ycombinator.com/newest as well. Sometimes a lot of good content never makes the front page just due to timing or more important / pressing submissions reaching the front.


Thank you for your answer. I'll take my downvotes with a sense of responsibility that I have for HN to keep it unpolluted by manipulation. I just thought remaining was it 8 hours on the front-page with 1 comment seemed weird.

I do sometimes go to the /new and find actually many fascinating articles which I sometimes think should gain more visibility. How an article eventually ends up on the front-page is a bit of a mystery to me and I think there's a lot of hidden factors involved for anything that is not hugely important news. If the article is good and interesting it has an advantage but the rest of it is just luck.


It's beautiful on the one hand, and many people want to get into grafics coding on the other hand (and eventually only upvote for later inspection that they never get around to - as I do).




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