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    🌈🎨 Generative Art || Nuxt Canvas Sketch (three.js, tensorflow.js and gsap)

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    Generative Art is the idea realized as genetic code of artificial events, as construction of dynamic complex systems able to generate endless variations. This is also a nuxt-module (@luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch) - [three.js, tensorflow.js and gsap are not included].

    πŸ’˜ Motivation

    I'm introducing myself into the Generative art, 3D art, Visual design and Creative coding worlds.

    So, why i can't do this with my favorite libraries and framework? Infact, this is also a module for NuxtJS, it inject the canvas-sketch library with canvas-sketch-utils and load-asset (from the creative coder Matt DesLauriers).

    After installation, you have access in NuxtJS (on the client-side) at two things, $canvasSketch (the main module, used internally) and at the method $sketch (it starts the sketch).

    Check out the src/pages folder for some demos. Every page correspond to an example in the main website.

    N.B.: This is a work-in-progress project, I'm learning and testing new things here.


    1. Install @luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch as a dependency:
      • yarn add @luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch;
      • or, npm install --save @luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch;
    2. Append @luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch to the modules array of your nuxt.config.js.


        // nuxt.config.js
        export default {
            // Module injection
            modules: [ '@luxdamore/nuxt-canvas-sketch' ],
            // Module configuration
            canvasSketch: {
                hideErrorsInConsole: false,
                hideGenericMessagesInConsole: false, // `true` in production


    I'm using the sketchManager, because i think with VueJS it's the better way to remove and clean handlers during the destroy phase.

            <div class="canvas__container">
                <canvas ref="canvas" />
            // Page, component or layout
            export default {
                data: () => (
                        sketchManager: null,
                async mounted() {
                    try {
                        this.sketchManager = await this.$sketch(
                            // Settings of the sketch
                                maxPixelRatio: 3,
                                hotkeys: false,
                                // or you can pass a DOMCanvasElement ex.
                                // document.querySelector( 'canvas' )
                                canvas: this.$refs.canvas,
                            // Method for the rendering
                        // Ensure every listener is removed on-component-destoy
                            () => this.sketchManager.unload()
                    } catch( e ) {
                methods: {
                    sketch({ context }) {
                        // Here you start coding-art
                        return ({ context }) => {
                            // Here you can return some animated stuff
        <style scoped>
            canvas {
                position: absolute;
                top: 0;
                left: 0;
                z-index: 1;
                display: block;
                width: 100vw;
                height: 100vh;
                margin: 0;
                padding: 0;

    Related things


    There are lots of examples based on threejs, but it's not included, You can install the library with:

        # cmd
        yarn add three # or npm install --save three

    There si also a ThreeJS starter template based on the plugin.

    Gsap (GreenSock)

    There are some examples based on the gsap library, but it's not included, You can install the library with:

        # cmd
        yarn add gsap # or npm install --save gsap

    Check the layout navigation example.

    Tensorflow - Machine Learning and face recognition with Facemesh

    TensorFlow.js and Facemesh are not included, but you can follow the installation process here:

        # cmd
        yarn add @tensorflow/tfjs-backend-cpu @tensorflow/tfjs-converter @tensorflow/tfjs-core # or npm install --save @tensorflow/tfjs-backend-cpu @tensorflow/tfjs-converter @tensorflow/tfjs-core

    There si also an example with ThreeJS and Tensorflow based on the plugin.

    Extra Resources


    ThreeJS and Shaders

    Videos about creative coding and 3D art

    πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Development

    1. Clone the repository:
      • git clone https://github.com/LuXDAmore/generative-art.git;
    2. Install dependencies:
      • yarn install (or npm install);
    3. Start a development server:
      • yarn dev (or npm run dev);
    4. Test your code:
      • yarn test (or npm run test);
    5. Extra, generate the documentation (Github Pages):
      • yarn generate (or npm run generate);
      • the content is automatically generated into the /docs folder.

    🐞 Issues

    Please make sure to read the issue reporting checklist before opening an issue. Issues not conforming to the guidelines may be closed immediately.

    πŸ“ Discussions

    We're using Github discussions as a place to connect with other members of our community. You are free to ask questions and share ideas, so enjoy yourself.

    πŸ‘₯ Contribution

    Please make sure to read the contributing guide before making a pull request.

    πŸ“– Changelog

    Details changes for each release are documented in the release notes.

    πŸ†“ License

    MIT License // Copyright (Β©) 2019-now Luca Iaconelli

    πŸ’Ό Hire me


    πŸ’Έ Are you feeling generous today?

    If You want to share a beer, we can be really good friends πŸ˜„

    Paypal // Patreon // Ko-fi

    β˜€ It's always a good day to be magnanimous - cit.

    πŸ’˜ Inspired by

    All my thanks goes to Matt DesLauriers and Yuri Artyukh for those useful libraries and tutorials.


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