|Here's a new
experimental FLAM3 feature: color
shifting. In the four images in the top row, the parameter is
set from 0 (original, normal, unshifted) to 0.001, 0.01, and 0.04.
Without color shifting this
sheep, by Chris Ursitti, cannot be adjusted to use more of the
palette. It is inherently almost monochrome because one of its xforms
dominates in weight. So the color coordinate converges, and you get
monochrome. But if you reduce the weight, the shape is ruined. The
color shifter recognizes convergence and breaks it by shifting the
palette as long as the coordinate remains fixed.|
In the bottom row to be fair I went to the sheep server and of the top 5 sheep there was one that was monochrome, 3058. The left image is the original, the next is just adding color shifting and not making any other change. The two on the right side are examples of changing the palette and other parameters and using color shifting.
This hack is only a few lines of code in flam3.c and is checked into CVS.