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Playing with ms paint

by darub
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Jul27-11, 08:40 PM
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to be clear, my math is very bad and i used to hate it in school (hmm maybe not the best way to start ..)
anyway, while i had alot of spare time and nothing to do except playing around with windows paint (don't ask why), i found a cool technique which generates nice shapes, which, i discovered, i thought were impossible geometricaly.
here is an example of one of these shapes, it can actualy be very various types of them.

please note that i have added some lines to the left side of the shape, these can be ignored.

so, to my question, is it just a fun thing, or can it be used by smarter people than me?

i can add more examples of different shapes, and now uploading a video the creation method (will take several hours tho).

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Jul27-11, 11:47 PM
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Well I can't tell you how useful it might be, but it certainly looks cool
Jul28-11, 07:58 AM
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I love it. :)

Jul28-11, 08:50 AM
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Playing with ms paint

It looks a bit like one of these:
Jul28-11, 02:18 PM
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Quote Quote by Rasalhague View Post
It looks a bit like one of these:
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Jul31-11, 07:39 PM
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this is how the symbol "Ohm" (well half of it) would look like in a twisted dimension:
Jul31-11, 07:42 PM
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..... how did you do that with MS Paint!?
Jul31-11, 08:13 PM
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..... how did you do that with MS Paint!?
it all began with a circle divided by points.
than i ran a straight lines betwin these points by a random number that i picked (it creates stars shapes).
than i thought "hell, why not using the curve option?". so instead of straight lines i ran curved lines, using 2 random points on the screen to adjust the curve (and keeping these points all the way), and 1 random number to run the curve betwin the points. after that it's only a matter of patience..
the way from circle to random shapes as base was short, and now i'm doing some experiments with vanishing points.
also, i am now trying to automate this process into a program, problem is, i'm lacking any knowledge on programming, so im looking for a guy to do it for me.

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