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duct(): An interactive ductwork algorithm


duct [ duhkt ] 1


  1. any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed


  1. to convey or channel by means of a duct or ducts

The Background

The ducting algorithm bases on the artTangram() and artPiping(). It uses the same grid system to produce an artistic canvas with modules.

The Shapes

There are 5 possibilities for each module and the shapes are free to turn 90, 180, 270 degrees around the module center.

  1. A thin straight duct

  2. A thick straight duct

  3. An elbow duct

  4. A T shape duct

  5. A Junction duct

The Grid

The grid can be minimum 3x3. The maximum grid count bases on the canvas size and it is likely around 15x15 on the most screens.

The Color Palettes

There are 4 color palettes:

  1. Bg: Black, Fg: White

  2. Bg: White, Fg: Black

  3. Bg: A light color, Fg: Black

  4. Bg: A dark color, Fg: White

The Styles

There are 4 possible styles:

  1. No fill, just outlines

  2. Partially filled with transparencies, partially outlines

  3. Partially filled, partially outlines

  4. Fully filled

The Spacing

The spacing between modules can be minimum 0. There is also chance to have a spacing. The spacings base on the canvas size and they are not constant values.


Project Details:

Number of Versions: 1

Number of Editions: 86



Link: duct()

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