STI/L GENERATOR
v.035
STIIL Generator is a web-based tool designed for creating abstract graphics and generative visuals. This generative art program allows you to use imported images as a basis for creating unique designs with variety of artistic effects.





HOW TO USE
Despite the seemingly complex interface filled with numerous elements, the program is fairly user-friendly.
You can check out the instructional video demonstrating the basic usage of the program through its built-in presets:
https://vimeo.com/822621794

Also, I’ve prepared a comprehensive article that covers every aspect of utilizing the program.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, this article provides valuable insights and guidance: 
https://medium.com/@anatoliibabii/stiil-generator-overview-6fb9e53e6477

LICENSE
The program is available for use and experimentation for free under the Creative Commons license. However, please note that if you decide to generate graphics based on Unsplash's photos through this program, you are also bound by Unsplash's license agreement.

If you intend to use the program for commercial purposes, kindly inform me.

TECH NOTES
The program is tailored for desktop usage with a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels. It’s important to note that the generator has been optimized specifically for the Chrome browser, and its performance in other browsers may not be guaranteed.

Aside from having the Chrome browser with Javascript enabled, there are no additional computer requirements to run this program.

The code is hosted on Openprocessing.org, which means that the program’s loading speed might occasionally be slow, and there could be times when it is inaccessible due to maintenance.

The generator accepts raster images in JPG and PNG formats as source material. However, it’s advised not to use images with transparent backgrounds as the current version of the program doesn’t support transparency. Any transparent areas will automatically be filled with black color.

If you encounter any difficulties while using the program, or if you’ve discovered a bug, please let me know.

CREDITS
This program utilizes a number of third-party tools, and I would like to extend my gratitude to the creators for allowing their use in this project:

  • The p5.js Creative Coding Library, a product of the collective efforts of an incredible team;
  • The Tweakpane interface library, ingeniously developed by Hiroki Kokubun;
  • The d3.js library by Mike Bostock, whose features I’ve utilized for filters;

And a big thanks to Unsplash platform, and specifically the contributors, for the chance to freely use their images in this project.
2023 ︎︎︎ ANATOLII BABII