Dominic Pukallus


Lines 2.1 for Windows

Lines 2.1 Screencapture 2 from Dominic Pukallus on Vimeo.

This video is created from the screen capture of the output of Lines.

A cut-down version of Lines running in your browser created using Three.js can be run by clicking here. The code is available here.

Lines is a real-time virtual dynamic sculpture by Dominic Pukallus. The visual output of the program is an illustration of the emergent complex behaviour of a "flock" or "swarm" of thousands of coloured lines flying through 3D space, each obeying very simple rules. The values given which govern the lines' behaviour are derived using the iterative formula which is used in the computation of the Mandelbrot set. Watch for the "Rainbow Serpent" effect.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LINES FREE

To install Lines, simply unzip the dowloaded file and follow the instructions in the "Readme" file.

THE INSTALLER IS NOT DIGITALLY SIGNED and you will get an 'unknown publisher' alert. This is because I'm not paying for a publishing certificate for what is just a hobby at the moment, but if you downloaded it from here it should be legit. Lines also uses the Microsoft XNA framework 3.5 for 3D graphics and depending on your Windows system configuration there may need to be additional files downloaded and installed for the application to work, however this should happen automatically.

ADDENDUM: The code has some bug in the interface with Windows such that the fullscreen display window gets minimised at seemingly random moments, fortunately this is rare. All that is needed is to maximise it again.
I'll get around to fixing it but I think it's really a function my present limited knowledge of the XNA framework/OS interface and I may find some other less onerous framework in which to implement the concept. I also have a lot of other stuff to think about presently.


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