10/18/09

ixg - imagine: pixel generator

Such a cool idea... until it wasn't...

So... I've always had this idea of "what if you could generate every image that had ever, does ever, or would ever exist.... ever...". It was such a cool idea, because you'd be generating every frame from every movie ever made, all your family photos, and anything you could think of. You would probably even generate a picture of Obama riding a penguin through trenches filled with reese's cups, and it would look totally real. The thing would generate the past present and future of images and all their possibilities, and it would only take 1 simple loop of code to do it. So after years of just thinking about how cool it would be to have that thing, I went ahead and made it. But.. somewhere along the line I miscalculated how long it would actually take to go through a cycle... I was thinking for a 16 x 16 pixel image with 255 colors per pixel it'd take maybe a few hours... but I was definitely wrong. So if you feel like spending years just to see a thumbnail of that wonderful reese's surfing penguin riding Obama, then go ahead and set the colors per pixel high and just start watching... but I think I'm gonna wait until our computers get faster...

3 comments:

Francesco Giroldini said...

I agree

andreas said...

can you make the computer recognize the similar images generated and place them in order to create animation? :)

Kristafer said...

Why not offload the pixel generation to the GPU and parallelize the calculations. You get 100's of cores that way. should speed up your algorithm 100's fold if not more. :)

Dude, btw, I went to Ringling and i am super impressed with the level you are at, keep up the good work!