UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW
Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.
thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.
Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.
i really appreciate the WHOLE BACKSTORY ON THIS FUKr
aaaaaah perfection!!! i love pixels.
What space sounds like. Apparently, it’s terrifying.
quarian designs, oh man so fun!
I’ve been reading a lot of “true tale” horror stories lately (thanks Meeya) and it’s gotten me thinking about some of the things that I experienced as a child/teenager. Namely, the thing that lived (or rather, didn’t live) in my parent’s house.
I called it Sam. Let me tell to you about Sam.
The king cheetah is a rare mutation of the cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. The cause of this alternative coat pattern was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q, the same gene responsible for the striped ‘mackerel’ versus blotchy ‘classic’ patterning seen in tabby cats. The mutation is recessive and must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.
Going Back to the Roots with Henrique Oliveira’s Transarquitetônica
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira invites spectators to step inside his latest artwork and explore a giant wooden maze at São Paulo Museum MAC. His largest installation to date, Transarquitetônica is a 70 meter (229.66 ft) interactive sculpture made of tapumes, a plywood material traditionally used for cheap housing in Brazil. As the piece’s name suggests, Oliveira’s work speaks to the concept of time and evolution. Spectators discover spaces of contrast, as certain areas reference today’s modern architecture while sprawling branches symbolize man’s first dwelling.
Paintbrushes, move over. There’s a cooler way to paint in town. Enter water transfer printing, a hydro-coating process that essentially uses liquid images and ink to coat 3-D objects of any material. If only this sorcery could be used for our nails… new venture?
Actually, you can. It’s called water marbling. I’ve done it many times. It’s hella easy and there are a ton of videos on youtube to watch if you need help getting started.
You can do “hydro dipping” yourself! It’s an excellent option for cosplayers, car owners, or anyone who want to add any kind of pattern to an object.
You can buy pre-made patterns here.
OR buy printable (yes, printable) hydro transfer paper here.
I reblogged this before (I think) but this is also the basic concept behind paper marbling! So if you look up how to do that, you could eventually be able to figure out how to do something like this for less cost! (Note: I’m not that sure about the cost of hydro transfer paper compared to the cost of marbling supplies.)
Sark set the new queen bee free today… what an adventure! He was COVERED IN BEES but they were all perfectly sweet. Have a video!
He accidentally jostled the box at one point, and ended up with a couple dozen bees on his bare hands… I was so startled, but he just brushed them gently away like it was nothing! Nerves of steel, indeed.