A networked autonomous art machine consisting of a Raspberry Pi 3 with Blender and Python scripting. Every two hours, at fifteen minutes after the hour, the little bot posts the most recently generated image to its own account on Twitter.
Currently, @IamRenderBot is creating reticulated biomorphic forms based on the “superformula” algorithm by Johan Gielis and rendering them as 800×800 px images with HDR-based lighting. Now, images are also stamped with the generating parameters for recreation at higher resolution later.
The idea for the render bot came from a Medium article by Etienne Bouteillé, who provides an excellent write-up on how to get a Raspberry Pi rendering images with Blender.
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