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faster pretty pictures [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:05 am]
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Just finished rewriting the backend to Pretty Pictures from Genetic Algorithms in C++ (it used to be in Python). It's easy to forget how much faster C++ can be than Python - I even turned on an option by default to make all images color, which made things unacceptably slow in Python. It's fun to play with!

[User Picture]From: copperwolf
2009-04-23 02:22 am (UTC)
You still mess with that thing? :) I have to admit that of all the school assignments I've ever done, it's probably the one I would be most likely to tinker with again. Do you have a gallery of your best pictures?

I don't see any of those blobby amoeba shapes. Whatever function that was, it made some of the most interesting pictures.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2009-04-23 02:41 am (UTC)
I do from time to time :-)

I keep a list on the page of interesting functions, but they're not super great or anything.

Yeah, I never implemented the Perlin noise ones, although I really should! Maybe sometime soon...
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