Blowing Up Images

// June 6th, 2010 // Experiments, Generative art, Source code & tutorials

After my previous experiment I thought those shapes that were created looked kinda cool. But those were optimised for speed.  So this time I tried the same effect but now I aimed for a better quality.

Source code: [download#28#nohits]

The result of a Sunday afternoon rendering:

generative art noise 4

generative art noise 4

generative art noise 5

generative art noise 2

generative art noise 1


Ronny Welter used my source code to make a cool video of the rendering process. Now you really see how its created and why I called this post “Blowing Up Images” . I also love how he added the shadow so it look like its 3D. Great job Ronny!

28 Responses to “Blowing Up Images”

  1. Once again, really beautiful stuff!

    I can’t wait until I can play around with Flash again (damn you, school , damn you!)

  2. Ronny says:

    I love the look of those! Great work, once again!
    It’s cool to see the image blow up like this. I’m wondering if there’s an easy way of speeding this thing up… It looks like you could make a lot of pretty crazy stuff with this if the renderspeed is right… Cool shit man!!

  3. Karl Knocking says:

    Karl Knocking likes it.

  4. grgrdvrt says:

    nice stuff!

    reminds me of this :

    I tried something like that but never finished it :

  5. Mark says:

    Cool shit dude!!!

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  7. Tejesh jaiswal says:

    Its cool.!

  8. walter Geukens says:

    Proficiat Kris,

    Echt knap
    Vraagje: Is het niet mogelijk om een picture te laten overgaan in een ander picture?
    Iets wat vaak wordt toegepast in videobeelden?

  9. Ronny says:

    Kris deed dat basically gewoon al in zijn vorige experiment ;)

  10. walter Geukens says:

    Inderdaad , meesterlijk…

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  12. Zouav0 says:

    Thanks for demostrated the power of bitmap class :)
    Great job !

  13. am_ says:

    This is really awesome, gotta test this out!

  14. bergie says:

    Really beautiful art.

    Do you have any documentation for your source code? I pretty much understand how it works, but some comments would be nice :)

  15. Kris says:

    hi bergie,
    i know, it could use some commenting (and cleaning). But i don’t have much time at the moment. You have to figure it out yourself for now
    sorry i cant help you :)

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  19. Nathan says:

    I like your work, thanks!

    PS good job Ronny

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  21. lb says:

    Does anyone know how to actually implement this source code?

  22. Lauren says:

    Can anyone tell me how to get this working?

  23. Luke says:

    Hey this is beautiful but i have no knowledge of code but would love to give this a go.

    What program do i need to play with it ?
    Or is there a flash application already done to add my own images?

    Great work – Truly lovely