Array 2D

by Giselle Gray
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/**@peep sketch */
/**
 * Array 2D. 
 * 
 * Demonstrates the syntax for creating a two-dimensional (2D) array.
 * Values in a 2D array are accessed through two index values.  
 * 2D arrays are useful for storing images. In this example, each dot 
 * is colored in relation to its distance from the center of the image. 
 */
 
float[][] distances;
float maxDistance;
int spacer;
 
void setup() {
  size(640, 360);
  maxDistance = dist(width/2, height/2, width, height);
  distances = new float[width][height];
  for (int y = 0; y < height; y++) {
    for (int x = 0; x < width; x++) {
      float distance = dist(width/2, height/2, x, y);
      distances[x][y] = distance/maxDistance * 255;
    }
  }
  spacer = 10;
  noLoop();  // Run once and stop
}
 
void draw() {
  background(0);
  // This embedded loop skips over values in the arrays based on
  // the spacer variable, so there are more values in the array
  // than are drawn here. Change the value of the spacer variable
  // to change the density of the points
  for (int y = 0; y < height; y += spacer) {
    for (int x = 0; x < width; x += spacer) {
      stroke(distances[x][y]);
      point(x + spacer/2, y + spacer/2);
    }
  }
}

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