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Color Wars Boxy Edition

posted Jun 24, 2015, 9:37 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jun 24, 2015, 9:38 AM ]

Color Wars Boxy Edition

"But is it art?"  Back in the 1980s, I discovered a program that for some reason stuck in my mind.  Every few years, I re-create it from memory and re-write it on whatever hardware and programming language I'm using at the time.  This time, it's GFA BASIC 32.  The program was supposed to draw colored boxes, but the drawing algorithms interfered with each other and I liked the results much more than what I had intended.  Each image was saved in the TARGA file format (anyone remember that one?), converted to PNG with FFmpeg, and then rendered into a slideshow with Sony Vegas.   The drawing process is actually much more interesting that the final results, but so far I haven't been able to capture it properly.  Source code available upon request.

No music.  I'm getting tired of copyright disputes.  Might I suggest this:  https://youtu.be/CXnqwff9I0M