Presenter: Mario Klingemann
I wasn't sure what to expect with this presention but was curious as to what it would be about. He started off with the basics of a pixel and what kind of data it contains, basically colour data which I think most people should know by now if they work with bitmap data. He mentioned "limitations breeds creativity" meaning that by being limited with the tools one can be more creative with initial concepts. Instead of getting distracted by fanciful filters and effects. Well at least that is what I gathered from that saying.
hitTest - connecting bitmap data,
did an example with circles hitting each other, randomly picking
co-ordinates, can program the computer to pick the points, no
overlappings and can use brushes.
motion tracker - uses the date from one image to create a difference image, basically looks like a an xray image with some color
pixel Dissolve()- most useless command, visit every pixel in a random fashion, uses a bit-shifting technique, send a
random seed and get back a new random seed also uses a test pixel function to detect a
random co-ordinate? got a bit lost on this one.
Huge bitmaps (2880x2880) max size in
flash, talked about Andre Michell's Huge Bitmap hack where you can use a
large png to create a larger bitmap, by cloning it
Finally he talked about a.viary.com, which contains browser based flash image/pixel creators, vector, 3D and other programs. He did a demo of Peacock, a flash/pixel image creator that he created. Its still work in progress. However some of the effects were quite interesting by the pure randomness outputted but the program. The funny thing it didn't seem random at all.
We also got a bit of entertainment at the end, where he did a little dance to a french song to showcase the block tracking technique using special gloves. The tracker gathers information from the gloves in movement, very cool.