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.

"Only who makes has true knowledge. Knowledge is control. True power depends on total control. Only who makes from scratch has the real power."

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Concrete text rendering

I have made a new effect to render text made of concrete.

The development of picturetopeople.org is going well. In fact, it's funny and much easier than Computer Graphics itself.

I'm trying to make Picture to People site very easy to use. You will need to know nothing about Computer Graphics to make it work for you.

Above you can see a word made of concrete.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vectorization 3

I have dealt with my vectorization library these days to make it suitable to my needs in http://www.picturetopeople.org. I want everything very direct and easy there.

I have made some key modifications, so now instead of need to adjust some no intuitive parameters, you can get kind of different results by applying the vectorization several times in a row. Of course, the output of one iteration is the input of the next one.

The first image is the original image vectorized. It's a very hard image to vectorize, since its global entropy doesn't tell much about it and it's local entropy is unstable. The next images show the successive use of the vectorization library, always having the previous image as input.

In a case like this, if some details are false positives, usually you can remove it by reapplying the vectorization.

You will need to click the images the see them in full size.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crystal text rendering

I have made a new effect to render text made of purple crystal. I was inspired by a reportage I have read about jewels made of amethyst.

As always, a lot of people are anxious to see/use the real site of Picture to People project. I can say to you all I'm doing my best to release it as fast as possible.

I believe so much in this project that I'm hiring a dedicated host to put my web services on. I'm spending not just a big effort, but my money too.

Above you can see a crystal word.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Wax text rendering

Now I created an effect to render text made of wax.

As always, everybody have been asking about the Picture to People site. About this, there are a lot of things to deal apart of Computer Graphics development:

- my own library to deal with HTTP requests and responses;
- images to use in the site;
- dynamic content;
- CSS;
- Javascript;
- integration between Network and Computer Graphics pieces of software.

Everything coming from scratch as always. Since I'm working very hard on it, I believe it's 40-50% done.

Above you can see a wax word.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rust text rendering

I have created a new effect to render text made of rust. I don't wanna stop posting here even working hard on another front.

A lot of people have been asking me about www.picturetopeople.org. It's not online yet. I'm working hard to make a simple and clean site very adherent to my Computer Graphics libraries. I'm also dealing with paperwork concerning hosting the site.

As always, I'm making everything without tricks, wizards or libraries. Everything comes from scratch. If everything goes right, the site will be online this year yet.

When it's ready and online, you will be the first to know.

Above you can see a word made of rust.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Metal text again

I have made a new effect to render text made of molten gold. I will make a lot of new effects when I have time, but by now I just make enough effects to have results to post here.

I'm very tired nowadays, because "the surprise" is spending all my rest time. The name of the surprise is www.picturetopeople.org, and I'm working very hard to put it online the way I want. Keep reading this blog and be one of the firsts to know when I release it.

Above you can see a molten gold word.

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