Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beauty in 15 Random Bits

I found this approach to generating random, yet pleasing looking images to be just too cool not to fiddle with. The developer behind Invader.Fractal has put together a slick demonstration of what happens when you randomlly fill out a 15 bit grid and then mirror it in rendered form.

Using the concept, I whipped up a bit of JavaScript code to do the same thing. You can find that code here, and you can see it in action by visiting this page. Here's a screenshot of my toy page in action:

I'm a fan of the power simplistic images can hold but even I never imaged that such a simple algorithm could give life to such interesting characters.

Thanks to Christian Kellermann's post, which pointed me to Invader.Fractal in the first place.

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