Colourshape­thing

Experimental word visualisation app

The Processing tool generates three-dimensional shapes based on the colours associated with a given word. As the input, the program uses a word typed in by the user, or randomly selects an entry from a dictionary. The program then proceeds to use a custom Google search API to retrieve image search results for the word. After analysing the average colours of the search results, the algorithm maps the colour values in 3D space creating an alternative visual representation. The shapes can be exported as 3D objects with colour textures, and further studied in a 3D modeling software.