Ringophoria 2.0

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  1. 1 Mana October 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    This isn’t done manually is it?

    • 2 dm00 October 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      Hunting down images to use is done manually, but the assembly is all done by program. There are lots of programs that will help you do a photomosaic (which is what this is called). Looking at this one, I think it would be nice to write a photomosaic program that used hexagonal tiles instead of rectangular ones.

      • 3 Mana October 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

        There’s an artist called Vik Muniz who goes through all the trouble of manually assembling pictures using tiny objects. His work doesn’t feature big-eyed little girls though.

        • 4 dm00 October 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

          Oh, nice. I’ll have to look for his stuff in a museum — it’s clear that the images on the web don’t do his work justice.

          Chuck Close uses a similar (hand-done) mosaic technique, too.

          • 5 Mana October 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

            Heh. If there is people doing stuff like this, I wouldn’t be surprised to find some by obsessive anime fans.

            Speaking of museums, I think it’d be nice to visit an anime-themed one. It would certainly be a different experience than browsing Danbooru.

          • 6 dm00 October 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

            Well, there’s the Ghibli Museum, and I believe there’s a Tezuka museum, too. In fact, Google gives a few hits for “anime museum”.

            There are also a couple of animation museums, they might have a corner devoted to anime.

            And finally, if a museum near you does a Takeshi Murakami exhibit, that might simulate an anime museum….

      • 7 Mushyrulez October 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        Do you use any repeats? I see some things that look like repeats in here and in the Fam one, though I don’t know whether those are simple frame changes.

        (About how many did you use for each?)

        Also, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES is the right way to say it.

        • 8 dm00 October 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

          Oh, yes. Tons of repeats, I just tried to make sure that repeats aren’t side-by-side.

          For this portrait of Ringo, I only used the faces that appear in Ringophoria (62 images in all). For the picture of Dio (Last Exile: Fam of the Silver Wing), I used about 1500 different images from the episode. After my first attempt at Dio, I went back and hunted images with good colors (I didn’t have enough light-colored nor red frames in my original attempt). Many of the neighboring images will be very similar, since there may be just a subtle movement from one frame to the next.

          Thanks for reading!

          • 9 Mushyrulez October 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm

            One last question – how long did it take you?

          • 10 dm00 October 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

            Probably a couple of hours looking for images with different Ringo expressions, then an hour to prepare the images (I have tools that have reasonable keyboard short-cuts for the clip-and-save operation, so I could probably process an image in a minute or less).

            Then I found a “make a photomosaic” program, which would crunch in the background. That required a bit of experimentation to get it to look right. Probably five hours all told, spread out over a few days.

            The Last Exile and Imagine! ones took less time, since I’d learned a fair amount in the process of doing each one.


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