Pointillism meets pixelation

Using the Java 2D API to animate art

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Paul Reiners

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: November 18, 2008

Paul Reiners shows how to animate images in unexpected and artistic ways using the Java™ 2D API and cellular automata. In the process, he demonstrates implementation of an image operator in Java code and explains cyclic space, a type of 2D cellular automaton. You can use the ideas from this article to create your own image operators and artistic programs using Java technology.

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