Para: Procedural drawing with direct manipulation
Para is a digital illustration tool tool that uses direct manipulation to define and edit procedural artwork. Through creating and altering vector paths, artists can define iterative distributions and parametric constraints.
Para began as opensource software in the Creative Technologies Lab at Adobe Research. Currently, Para is under development in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. The software is part of a research project in broadening participation in procedural art and design. Para is maintained by Jennifer Jacobs of the MIT Media Lab, with contributions from Joel Brandt and Radomír Měch of Adobe Research.
If you want to build from this repository you must install node.js and the Grunt CLI. Then, from inside the para source directory, run:
If the build is successful, you should be able to run para locally from your browser by navigating to the build folder within the para repository and opening para.html. For best results, run it in Chrome.
The MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2014 Jennifer Jacobs
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