The jasmines package is what I use to make a lot of my generative artwork with R. Internally it relies heavily on the ambient package, and you may need to install the developer version of ambient to make it work:

Functions in the jasmines package are designed to work with the dplyr pipe, so you will likely want to have dplyr loaded:

library(dplyr)
library(jasmines)

Example 1

A typical jasmines pipeline looks like this:

use_seed(1) %>%
  entity_circle(grain = 1000) %>%
  unfold_tempest(iterations = 10) %>%
  style_ribbon(background = "wheat")

The use_seed() function is a convenience function that sets the random number generator seed, and stores that value for later use. The seed is then piped to an entity_ function (or a scene_ function) that creates the initial object that will be operated upon. In this case this initial object is a circle of diameter 2 rendered using 1000 points. This is then passed to an unfold_ function, that iteratively applies some operation (in this case the “warp”) operation for some number of steps (in this case 100). The object is converted to a ggplot2 image using one of the style_ functions. In this and most cases the style_ribbon() is used and has several customisable finctions.

Example 2

use_seed(1) %>%
  entity_circle(grain = 1000, size = 2) %>%
  unfold_warp(iterations = 100) %>%
  style_ribbon(palette = "rainbow")

Example 3

An example where the initial object is created with entity_heart(), the unfolding performed by unfold_slice() and the styling is more elaborate.

Example 4

It is possible to create “scenes” comprised of multiple entities as the initial starting point, apply multiple unfolding operations, and modify the way transparency and colouring is done.