Here’s my first attempt at the Processing programming language.

I’ve been learning processing last week and made the first program.  I simulated the membranes of the creature by approximating each creature as a N-edged polygon, with the radius of each edge to be a mean reverting random process, giving it a living feel.  This can be simpler to implement and understand than perlin noise.

There’s some interesting examples in the ebook The Nature of Code, which I found fascinating.  For such a simple and elegant language I’m surprised there were examples leading all the way to autonomous agents and neural networks at the end of the book to simulate natural phenomenon.

Here is the link to the demo.