Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Testing four different dithering algorithms written for Grasshopper 2.0 In each case the palette is created by putting all the colours into a kd-tree, then picking the most densely populated leaf-nodes and using the mean colour in those nodes. This allows for the creation of palettes with any amount of unique colours. It is also considerably faster than a k-means approach, although it is probably a lot slower than a median cut approach. Median cuts though seem to only be able to generate palettes with sizes that are powers of two.

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Comment by Cole on August 19, 2019 at 1:18am

Hi David, 

Are those Pixels being extruded based on their Color Value?  If the are I would love to know how one might go about that, since I'm relatively new to the GH game.  

Would you have to somehow make a list specifying light vs. dark color value extrusion heights? Not even sure where to start.  

Comment by David Rutten on October 23, 2016 at 6:28pm

And here's an example of a kd-tree used to compute a good 52-colour palette for the same image. All the points inside the regions represent the colours of every pixel in the image.

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