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."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Picture to People in 3D is evolving

Picture to People 3D libraries are already able to make a correct mapping of some kinds of 3D objects that can not be represented by a implicit or explicit equation (usually equations make calculations and representations simpler).

The more important is the normal vectors directions are calculated correctly. Sometimes a big problem with 3D models is that it's hard to know when you are inside or outside a complex object.

Above you can see a 3D object drew with its normals.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Picture to People in 3D world

I decided to take P2P project strongly to 3D world. I'm planning a very powerful 3D rendering engine for Picture to People.

Since until now P2P deals very few with the "Z-axis", I needed to start a new sub-project for the core libraries. Basically there is nothing ready for this, so I will need to make all the low level 3D libraries from scratch.

I'm projecting this engine very carefully, since I wanna make it very clean and extensible. Possibly I will base it in some ray-tracing algorithm variation, but I'm still considering other alternatives like radiosity. In fact, probably it will be a merge of several techniques.

For now the main practical goal is to make a 3D text renderer able to generate awesome results. Since I already started a draft of some low level 3D libraries, above you can see a 3D letter in wire-frame already made with Picture to People.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

This blog is not dead

Despite this blog is not the official P2P blog anymore, it's not finished.

First I have cleaned it a little. It was a mess. Since we put things in a blog step by step, sometimes we don't realize how "Frankenstein" it's getting.

Soon I will publish here what I'm planning for Picture to People site concerning layout, development, tools, etc.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Official Picture to People blog has moved

I have just published the first post in the new Picture to People project's blog.

It will be simpler and lighter than this one. All relevant news and announcements about Picture to People will be posted there from now on.

I will keep this blog for more unofficial and personal (related to graphics) posts.

The new P2P blog is here: http://www.picturetopeople.org/blog/blog.html.

By the way, I will just start the new informal style of this blog desiring a happy new year for all my readers. All the best for all of you in 2009.

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