Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pixel City

On a train at the moment, and there's WiFi!
Not fast enough to do any work, which is a shame, but fine for browsing.
Whilst just poking around (something I must do a lot more, it seems), I stumbled across this:

Here's a video, to give you an idea of what's going on.

Essentially, this dude has written a program which generates cool nighttime cityscapes. If you head over to his blog, you'll see, in no small amount of detail, how he's done it, but the video will give you most of what you need to know.
I spent a couple of hours reading all the posts in detail, and if you're a programmer, you may find it interesting.

I guess the key part is that he hasn't drawn anything at all - just given the computer some rules on how to generate these cities.

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