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Stained Glass Effect (using VB6 and GIMP)

Jun 24, 2010, 16:35 (1 Talkback[s])

"I wanted to title this article "a novel method for matrix randomization using polygons and custom differential post-processing blending"… but that was a bit long, even for me.

"Why such a complex title?

"It all started with a strange idea I had today. I was thinking of common ways to randomize image data (don't ask why), and it struck me that the most common randomization method – varying RGB data of single pixels – is not the most interesting way to go about it. Why not use lines, triangles, or other polygons to randomize an image? How would that look?

"To test my theory, I wrote a quick program that selects two random pixels in an image, averages their colors, then draws a line of that averaged color between the two points. When repeated over and over again, such an algorithm leads to some interesting effects…"

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