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Playing with ms paint

  1. Jul 27, 2011 #1
    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.
    [PLAIN]http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2852/62048532.png [Broken]

    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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  3. Jul 27, 2011 #2
    Well I can't tell you how useful it might be, but it certainly looks cool
  4. Jul 28, 2011 #3


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    I love it. :)
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  6. Jul 28, 2011 #5
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  7. Jul 31, 2011 #6
    this is how the symbol "Ohm" (well half of it) would look like in a twisted dimension:
    [PLAIN]http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7287/ohm1.png [Broken]
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  8. Jul 31, 2011 #7


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    ..... how did you do that with MS Paint!?
  9. Jul 31, 2011 #8
    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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