Who else likes art? I love art; doodling in my notebook between projects and classes is a great way to pass the time and keep my creativity sharp. However, when I’m working in Maple Learn, I don’t need to get out my book; I can use the plot window as my canvas and get my drawing fix right then and there.
We’ve done a few blog posts on Maple Learn art, and we’re back at it again in even bigger and better ways. Maple Learn’s recent update added some useful features that can be incorporated into art, including the ability to resize the plot window and animate using automatically-changing variables.
Even with all the previous posts, you may be thinking, “What’s all this? How am I supposed to make art in a piece of math software?” Well, there is a lot of beauty to mathematics. Consider beautiful patterns and fractals, equations that produce surprisingly aesthetically interesting outputs, and the general use of mathematics to create technical art. In Maple Learn, you don’t have to get that advanced (heck, unless you want to). Art can be created by combining basic shapes and functions into any image you can imagine. All of the images below were created in Maple Learn!
There are many ways you can harness artistic power in Maple Learn. Here are the resources I recommend to get you started.
- I’ve recently made some YouTube videos (see the first one below) that provide a tutorial for Maple Learn art. This series is less than 30 minutes in total, and covers - in three respective parts - the basics, some more advanced Learn techniques, and a full walkthrough of how I make my own art.
- Check out the Maple Learn document gallery art collection for some inspiration, the how-to documents for additional help, and the rest of the gallery to see even more Maple Learn in action!
Once you’re having fun and making art, consider submitting your art to the Maple Conference 2022 Maple Learn Art Showcase. The due date for submission is October 14, 2022. The Conference itself is on November 2-3, and is a free virtual event filled with presentations, discussions, and more. Check it out!