Word Vader

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    I was putting my son to bed, and I said, "I feel like writing a computer program, but I don't have any ideas," and he said, "make something that draws Star Wars characters with words," and I had most of the code for that kind of thing lying around, and here it is.

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    1. Jonathan Feinberg 74 months ago | reply

      Argh; flickr didn't preserve the full size (or format) of my photo. Boo.

      Edit: If you want a large, high-res version of this, you can get it from jdf.posterous.com/ .

    2. wpgrant 74 months ago | reply

      very, very cool....

    3. myfear 74 months ago | reply

      Great idea :) btw: I love wordle :)

      Seen on your photo stream. (?²ˣ)

    4. thrower.de 74 months ago | reply

      Whuuuwhuuuu! Great!

    5. Ruthann Zaroff 74 months ago | reply

      Your son has a cool dad!

    6. phillyDesignr 73 months ago | reply

      you and your son rock man! thanks for wordle too!

    7. art makes me smile 73 months ago | reply

      Wordaliscious... I get very jealous of the 'clever' people.. brilliant stuff and love the wordle programme... soooooo addictive

    8. MrsSuperSpy 73 months ago | reply

      This is great - my boys are Star Wars fanatics. Thanks for sharing!

    9. fecsx 71 months ago | reply

      Soo Cool !! i really like to draw stuff from words as well.. can't wait to see Wordle evolve :F Cheers!

    10. -Amir Esmann - 71 months ago | reply

      Exelent and creativ work !Congrat

    11. da5nsy 71 months ago | reply

      ha thats pretty awesome stuff!

    12. JoeyfromSC 71 months ago | reply

      WOW you are so creative!! fantastic work!

    13. kecia85 71 months ago | reply

      Sweeeeeeeeett, how'd you do that?
      May a young Jedi learn?

    14. eleanor, put your boots on 71 months ago | reply

      can you add something to wordle that would make you be able to shape wordles? like a heart or a apple? *wink*

    15. Jonathan Feinberg 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, everyone. Thanks for all of the comments. I don't use flickr much, so they kind of piled up.

      I can't really tell you "how" I do it, because the answer is a few hundreds lines of computerese. In brief, I posterize the source image into 3 or 4 colors, then create a mask for each color, then try to squeeze the words into those masks by randomly plopping them into the spaces defined by the masks, making the phrases smaller and smaller as I fail to find room. It's really, really slow.

    16. kinetic lensman 70 months ago | reply

      Great stuff - explanation makes sense as well. I just wish I had the bits lying around myself

    17. XxHollisterBOYxX2009 67 months ago | reply

      Thats Sooo Beast >:O

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