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Old 05-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Structure Synth: Turn Your Linux Box Into an Abstract Art Machine with a Powerful Tool


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I must admit that I’m not an artist, at least not in the classical sense. My background, professional life and hobby projects are all related to programming, and even though I sometimes need to get my hands dirty with some designs handed to me, I prefer to leave the arena of original and uniquely beautiful creations to the people whom I admire and call ‘artists’ or ‘graphic designers.’ But sometimes it is too difficult to resist the urge to tinker, especially when your computer seems more helpful than ever.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
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It is interesting, and efficient. The default renderer isn't great tho.
 
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Yeah, looks interesting. I tried it on my Debian first, installed the ready-made package, but got a segmentation fault.
Does it need anything extra to build it on Slack64?
 
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It builds without any dependencies on slackware64 13.37. The only thing is you have to fix the build script because it tried to run 'qmake-qt4', when it should run just 'qmake'.
 
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Right, thanks. I'll give it a try. I'm still on 13.1, was planning to wait for my "official" 13.37 DVD, but getting impatient .
 
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Yes. Got it working.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:30 AM   #7
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For 'abstract art' I'd rather play with a fractal generator, not Structure Synth.
 
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For 'abstract art' I'd rather play with a fractal generator, not Structure Synth.
For abstract art, I'd rather throw feces at a wall ... or paint ... after taking lots of drugs. I would earn lots of money.

For nice pictures: fractal generators, structure synth, mandelbrot, etc.
 
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I've got XaoS for exploring fractals.
 
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I've got XaoS for exploring fractals.
Build XaoS with --with-pthread=yes (if you haven't already)…multiple cores + XaoS rendering algorithm = win (if a tad unstable :-\).
 
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For abstract art, I'd rather throw feces at a wall ... or paint ... after taking lots of drugs. I would earn lots of money.
Go on, off you go and gets lots of cash if its so easy then.

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I've got XaoS for exploring fractals.
I havent tried that one, thanks for the hint.

BTW, I always love the term 'exploring fractals'. Makes me think that you'll need a pith helmet, some jodhpurs and a monocle. Maybe even some native bearers, if funds allow of course old boy.
 
Old 05-10-2011, 03:04 AM   #12
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Build XaoS with --with-pthread=yes (if you haven't already)…multiple cores + XaoS rendering algorithm = win (if a tad unstable :-\).
I used the SlackBuild, and that isn't included in the configure options:
Code:
./configure \
		--prefix=/usr \
		--infodir=/usr/info \
		--with-gsl=$GSL_OPT \
		--with-sffe=$SFFE_OPT \
		--mandir=/usr/man
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BTW, I always love the term 'exploring fractals'. Makes me think that you'll need a pith helmet, some jodhpurs and a monocle. Maybe even some native bearers, if funds allow of course old boy.
And don't forget your machete.

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