Executive Summary: create image grids from movies -- suitable for making animated particles from videos of explosions or whatever.
You basically pick the grid width and height and the rendering scale and then click a button to create the grid and another button to save it out. More recent versions include support for setting in- and out- points and crossfading the animation to make it loop. That's all there is to it.
Download Particle Accelerator (Mac OS X Universal Binary)
Download Particle Accelerator (Windows 2000/XP/Vista Executable)
Sample Animation (MP4)
Executive Summary: it's a simple program for watermarking images.
Someone asked about watermarking software on a forum I frequent, and so I wrote this little app. Free for personal use (i.e. use by persons).
Waterboy has a dazzling array of features... well it kind of has one feature. It lets you watermark with text or a PNG image (presumably with an alpha channel), and you can pick where you want your watermark to appear. You can export as JPEG and set compression levels. That's it.
1.3: The cursor changes when pointing to the watermark (as if to indicate you can drag it around, which you can)
1.2: You can now reposition the watermark with your mouse (the offset is from the pinned position you choose)
1.1: Added support for exporting various file formats: PNG, PSD, TGA, BMP, etc.
Download Waterboy 1.3 (Mac OS X Universal Binary)
Skybox Utility is a simple application for converting a short movie (comprising six images) into individual images for use as a skybox. Its default settings assume that you:
Download Skybox Utility (Mac OS X Universal Binary)
Download Blue Dawn (example Bryce 6.x document)
Added Save Cross... option to save out the "tiles" image (which is useful if you want to use the skybox as a rendering backdrop in some 3d packages, such as Cheetah 3d.
Added sample offset slider. This allows you to fine-tune the sample points that the utility uses to extra faces (don't touch it unless your faces don't extract correctly).
Mostly cosmetic improvements.
I fixed some minor bugs (most notably I misnamed two images on save) and added some CoreImage goodness.
Alphaville is a simple application for creating images with arbitrary alpha channels (why would you want to do this? Well it's useful for Unity development, and I can think of some other reasons).
Alphaville (despite its simplicity) has a slicker UI than the other utilities (it supports drag and drop). I plan to go back and update the others some time.
If you don't know what this all means, chances are you do not need this program.
Download Alphaville (Mac OS X Universal Binary)
Download Alphaville (Windows 2000/XP/Vista Executable)
The icon is based on posters for Jean-Luc Godard's cult film Alphaville which is a strange film indeed. The main character, Lemmie Caution, played by Eddie Constantine (that's his image, used without permission :-o ), is some kind of detective and the movie has nothing to do with computer graphics at all. It does, however, appear to have been a major influence on the role-playing game Paranoia.