Using the Python Imaging Library I’ve created a faster alternative to the turtle.py module. It takes only a few seconds to draw images that were taking several minutes with turtle.py.
There are a few downsides to this approach I suppose:
- There is no on-screen animation of the image being created which is useful tool when teaching turtle graphics — only a finished image is created.
- Output is a raster image, not a nice svg or eps file.
On the up side:
- Super fast
- All Python Imaging Library tools and methods also available.
- At the moment is largely compatible with the turtle.py module
Who knows… once I’ve got the code into a more finished state I may share my fast-turtle module with the world.
Here’s a nice animation that I created with my aforementioned fast turtle module: