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March 27, 2006

FLAM3 Color Shifting

Here's a new experimental FLAM3 feature: color shifting. In these four images 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.

This hack is only a few lines of code in flam3.c and is checked into CVS. Posted by spot at March 27, 2006 05:49 PM

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