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Generative art library

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Generative art and graphing library for creating images and animations.

Version 3.2 notes

  • New Color properties light1, light2, light3, dark1, dark2, dark3, that creater lighter or darker versions of the base colour.
  • New RegularPolygon shape for drawing regular polygons.
  • New colour schemes for creating reusuable colour sets.


generativepy is a library rather an application. It provides useful functions and example code that allow you to create images and videos by writing simple Python scripts.

The library requires:

  • pycairo.
  • NumPy.
  • Pillow.
  • easy_vector.
  • moderngl (only required for 3D imaging).
  • MoviePy
  • Command line application gifsicle (only needed for GIF creation).
  • Commandline applications latex and divpng

Main functionality:

  • A simple framework for creating images, image sequences, and gifs, using pycairo.
  • Support for bitmap processing using PIL and NumPy.
  • Colour module that supports RGB, HSL and CSS colours, transparency, lerping, colormaps.
  • A simple tweening module to help with animation.
  • Geometry module for drawing shapes.
  • A graphing library for plotting 2D functions.
  • MovieBuilder supports creating video files from separate scenes.
  • Latex formula rendering
  • 3D geometry module using moderngl.


Visit for details:

There are also some art examples in the Generative Art section of my blog.

For detailed information of pycairo see the Computer graphics in Python ebook.

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