What is Picture to People ?
"Picture to People" (P2P) is a huge Computer Graphics project. It was started to create new softwares able to make 2D drawing, 3D rendering, vexel drawing, text effects, photo effects, image filtering and other complex Computer Graphics operations. It has been made from scratch, including its low level Computer Graphics libraries like Maccala. Nowadays, most final features produced for this project are released as free online tools available from its official website. This blog talks about Computer Graphics, mainly concerning Picture to People development.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I have created an effect to make text of plant leafs. In fact, I'm preparing new text renderings like this, but I think it's not strong enough for my plans.
I'm really happy cause I could tackle the last (known) bugs of my vectorial renderer. I will use it as base for new libraries. I intend to create a lot of hard source code to make procedural brushes and strokes so powerful as never seen before in an unique software. Well ... I will not tell more for now. I still need to improve a lot my low level libraries before this can come true.
Anyway, I'm still creating this stylistic text renderings to enjoy you for a while. Above you can see a word made of leafs.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Now you can dig your words on rock. I have created a new effect to make text on rock, but as hole.
By the way, I'm glad, cause I finally could defeat the bothering bug of my ready rasterizer. This way, the dreamed new one can wait for the right time when I will be able to concentrate on it.
I'm still researching to find out new nature like text effects. I really want this part of P2P software have a nice variety.
Above you can see a word as hole in rock.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I have created another "stone text".
It was just an enjoy to show you. I'm very busy dealing with a bug in my (old) rasterizer that happens when I fill hierarchical polygons.
I need to fix this bug, since the task to create a new rasterizer with my own math models is suspended, and I don't know when I will have time to go back to it. Probably this task would last months and I don't know if it will work.
Above you see a word made of rock.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I have made a new effect for creating text made of ice. In fact, it's a text made digging ice (the text is ice hole) .
I'm still researching to discover new ways to produce ice.
I have already made 3 ice effects. Give your opinion: which ice effect is the best until now?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I had already made an effect for ice text (it's shown below in an old post; can you find it?), but I created other one.
I intend to make at least 4 different styles for ice text, since designers love this kind of tool.
I'm working to make several other things now (beside the tasks I stopped for a while):
- more nature like text effects;
- intelligent filters for softness;
- filtering with arbitrary masks.
Above you can see a frozen word.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Despite the interesting result, after I showed this effect, many people have asked me about a real pencil drawing. You give a photo as input and get it drawn by pencil keeping the most important original information (something better than a sketch).
Given to applications, I'm working on a effect for transforming photos in pencil drawings. I hope it will be nice. More news in next days.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
The first model is nice and I will keep it, but it's very hard fit all kinds of images with just one model. The new model is worse in some points, but it doesn't have the only big problem the older one has: great lost of mid-tone information.
This new model usually is more useful for photos with at least 1 of 2 properties:
- high detail level;
- low contrast.
If the input photo has both features, so probably this new effect can be even more useful.
The example shows you a canonical use of this new model: it tries to keep most of original photo details (we miss this details even more since most of them are geometric). The older model is more stylistic, but can not cartoonize this photo keeping a high detail level.