generativepy.geometry module

Martin McBride, 2020-08-01
Tags geometry
Categories generativepy generative art

The geometry module provides classes for drawing shapes.

Shape classes

The module consist of a base Shape class, plus separate classes for drawing shapes such as Rectangles, Polygon etc. Since there are quite a lot of shape classes, they are documented separately in the shapes section.

Shapes can be filled and stroked using solid colours or patterns.

The shape classes are intended to supplement the normal Pycairo drawing methods, so make common shapes a bit less cumbersome. You can always mix and match native Pycairo calls with shape calls, which is useful for drawing complex shapes or using special fills such as gradients or patterns.


The Transform class of the geometry module allows user space to be transformed, to implement translation, scaling, rotation, mirroring, shearing, and general affine transformations.


The Image class of the geometry module provides a simple way to render an image from a PNG file.


The Turtle class of the geometry module provides a simple implementation of turtle graphics.

If you found this article useful, you might be interested in the book Computer Graphics in Python or other books by the same author.


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