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The Clojure Image Synthesis Kit
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Clisk is a DSL library for procedural image generation that can be use from Clojure and Java.

Example code and resulting image

  (show  (v+ [0.9 0.6 0.3] 
             (dot [0.2 0.2 0] 
                  (gradient (seamless 1.0 plasma) ))))

Golden rock

For more examples see the Wiki


The best way to get started with clisk is to install it from Clojars using either leiningen or Maven.

Once you have clisk as a dependency, you should be able to get going with the key functionality as follows:

(ns my-ns
  (:use [clisk core functions patterns colours]))

(show (checker red white))


  • A concise DSL for specifying image generators through function composition
  • Multi-dimensional texture generation (e.g. 4D textures including time dimension for animations)
  • Fast image synthesis thanks to compiled image generation functions (typically sub-second generation 256*256 4x antialiased textures)
  • Anti-aliasing (arbitrary precision)
  • A wide variety of patterns and transforms
  • Easily extensible with your own image generation functions
  • (In development) ability to render 3D lit surfaces

Plasma Globe

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