Drawing Patterns

Curvay draws with a virtual pen whose movement is controlled by a pair of waves. One wave (shown in blue below) travels along a horizontal line, causing the pen’s vertical position to follow its peaks and valleys. Similarly, the other wave (shown in red) travels along a vertical line and controls the pen’s horizontal position. In this manner, a pair of periodic (i.e. repeating) waves generates a pattern.

A collection of predefined wave pairs appears in the upper left corner of the Curvay screen. To draw a pattern using a predefined wave pair:

  1. Select the desired line color by clicking on the color wheel (see the Color Wheel for details).
  2. Click on a wave-pair

If desired, the drawing speed can be adjusted, as can other drawing behaviors (see the Drawing Toolbar for details).

Sample Pattern
Sample Pattern