Learn how to draw an Artcode with step-by-step instructions.
Artcodes allow everyone to create their own markers. By drawing visually beautiful images, you can link them to websites to showcase how interaction can become fun and beautiful.
An Artcode is made up of regions, a boundary and blobs, which represent a code.
Boundary: The outline that makes sure ALL regions are connected together.
Blob: A solid shape inside a region.
Code: Number of values represent the number of regions. Each value represents the number of blobs in each region.
Artcode: 1:1:2:3:3 – 5 regions, connected by boundary with blobs ‘floating’ inside regions.
These rules can now be translated into an Artcode as seen here. 5 regions with ‘noise’ both inside regions and as part of the boundary. Each region with the corresponding blob floating within.
On a piece of paper, follow us and start drawing with a black marker. We’re going to draw a butterfly with code 1:1:2:4:4.