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."

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Water text effects

The newest Picture to People tool already is online. It's a tool totally focused on drawing water text effects.

Its results are essentially different of the ones you get by using the Liquid Text tool. Briefly speaking, this new software draws text with water appearance without destroying the font curves, but using them to guide the shape that water should have.

Unlike most tools of this kind, usually these new water renderers work better with font faces that are not very irregular. Too irregular fonts tend to generate a lot of interference, so the final image has too much foam.

Below I show you what our new Water Text software can make.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Maccala improvement: Curves simplification again

The first implementation I did for curves optimization was good, but not good enough. In very extreme situations, the algorithm could fail, so the result of simplification was a curve with a different shape from its original form.

After some more hard work, I could finally develop an algorithm that I was not able to make fail, even when simplifying the more bizarre font faces I have ever found in my whole life.

Below I show some more tests made using even more weird and complex fonts than the ones tried before. It's never easy, but my vector drawing library is getting more and more powerful.

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