fix bug interpolating between flames with different numbers of xforms introduced by the new de/parsing. add modified version of the popcorn variation from apophysis. fix small bug in waves variation. make distribution of variations even. add altivec code from R.J. Berry of warwick.ac.uk. release as v1.13.
two new variations (waves and fisheye), negative variational coefs, filter width is not truncated to an integer, variations print by name instead of using a vector, that is say spherical="1" instead of var="0 0 1" or var1="2". it should still read the old format.
. o o SPOTWORKS o o . the evolution of visuals DVD release party www.spotworks.com wednesday march 31st 7pm-2am StudioZ 314 11th st @ folsom san francisco 415.252.7666 www.studioz.tv 21+ w/ID free admission featuring the soundz of Spool, jhno, mbb, dj vordo, and Kenji Williams/ABA Structure djz ammon - rhythm society rhythmystic - groove garden shanti - rhythm society phil - vibrant vjs max + vj Science okeanos visual immersions videojon - infinite kaos o o o A special autographed edition of the DVD will be for sale at a discount at the party. On it you will find 87 minutes of hypnotic retinal bliss by San Francisco VJ and software artist Spot, a.k.a. Scott Draves. Five video tracks sync with electronic music by jhno, Spool, dj vordo, and mbb. Three more tracks sync with music by trance sensation ABA Structure, including an original track not released elsewhere. Plus, three documentaries explain how the graphics were made and what it all means. See Electric Sheep, Dub Visuals, and Bomb. Includes looping tracks with solid backgrounds for use by VJs. o o o This isn't just tripppy wallpaper---it's not even just art. This is garage-band artificial life. Draves is cooking up a new species made of code, decisions and cooperation, and this disc is a petri dish swimming with the organisms that deserve to succeed us here on Earth. I for one welcome our new a-life masters. --Cory Doctorow, Author of Eastern Standard Tribe and co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) o o o With the spiked eye candy and fractal arabesques of Spotworks, Scott Draves has significantly raised the bar on digital psychedelia and the broader category of abstract animation. His electric sheep are the fluttering Gaian spawn of networked computers and genetic algorithms, while his visual 'dubs' of Ernst Haeckel's fin-de-siecle scientific lithographs add a resonant historical dimension to trippy visuals. Mind-melting stuff, and refreshingly devoid of the usual fungal kitsch. --Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis and contributing writer to Wired Magazine (techgnosis.com) . o o o . .
One of my fractal flame images is on the back cover, and there's a five-page section about my work in the chapter on Abstract Machines.
The game is on!
add new means of crossover: a random point between the parents as defined by linear interpolation. in all kinds of crossover, reset the color coordinates to make sure they are spread out well. somehow lost part of the extra_attributes patch, so put it in again. add pixel_aspect_ratio envar. decrease filter cutoff threshold. the edges of the filter were almost zeros, so making the filter smaller saves time with almost no effect on the results. don't print out the attributes of control points that have default values. release as v1.10.