|Fun Dots||12:21 AM -- Tue December 16, 2008|
People have been yammering on lately about this polygon Mona Lisa
, which indeed looks rather cool. So I gave a shot to a variation of it on my own today just for fun. Mine is a whole different (and much simpler) concept. It generates pointilist art by randomly placing dots on a canvas, and then comparing it to a piece of art you've provided it. If the dot made the canvas closer to the artwork, it keeps it, otherwise it tosses it out. The end result is like this:
Well, I say end result, but you can let it run much longer than that. It gets fairly accurate given a long enough time, but the dots are pretty big, so it can only do so much. I made a different version first, which was cooler in a way, but took about 1/4 second per brush stroke, so I never even let it run long enough to find out if it was actually trying to generate the right picture or not. It looked like this:
Pretty nifty. If you want to try the faster pointilist one yourself, you can download it
. It's tiny. Instructions are in the readme, and you will need paint program knowledge to get any particular use out of it (and unzipping skills to run it in the first place).