Today’s post continues the image modulated apollonian gasket close packing experiment we started in yesterday’s post. We’ll modify yesterday’s MSG preset to combine 2 different image modulated close-packed abstractions into a single output image. And we’ll use self-modulating recursion to generate a series of images to build an abstract animation.
I started by modifying yeserday’s simple MSG preset to use a second 3C Abstract7 CP processor. As you may recall, the 3C Abstract7 CP processor generates a close packing arrangement of circles or other geometric shapes, based on the notion of the apollonian gasket self similar fractal. The processor is capable of generating randomly positioned close packed circles (with it’s Background parameter set to 0). Or the input image streams can be used to modulate the sampling locations of the close packed circles when the Background parameter is set to the values 1 or 2.
I option dragged a copy of the 3C Abstract7 CP processor, which duplicates the option dragged processor in the processor chain list. I then added 3 temporary image streams to the preset Bus, and used them as the 3 color output streams for the second processor. Both processor had a Background setting of 2, and their 3 input channels were hooked up to the GSrc input stream (which as you may recall is a crude approximation of the source image luminance).
The image gallery below shows off how the new MSG preset was constructed.