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Old Feb 28, 2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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Post your Rasterbations!

The Rasterbator was posted here quite some time ago, and is a pretty nifty (web)application. So, let's see your Rasterbations, if you don't have any, then get busy!

I don't know why, but I'd never actually printed one up until tonight. Now I have, and I wanna see what you lot have done


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Old Feb 28, 2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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The Rasterbator was posted here quite some time ago, and is a pretty nifty (web)application. So, let's see your Rasterbations, if you don't have any, then get busy!
It was fairly recently, actually...

Didn't turn out to be so succesful. I still have my rasterbated '52 on the wall, though
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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The Rasterbator was posted here quite some time ago, and is a pretty nifty (web)application. So, let's see your Rasterbations, if you don't have any, then get busy!

I don't know why, but I'd never actually printed one up until tonight. Now I have, and I wanna see what you lot have done


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Cool image. Who's it a picture of?
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 04:35 PM   #5
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Cool image. Who's it a picture of?
I have no idea, just something I happened upon

Anyway, this isn't about *that*. Just wanted to give the old "let's see what you've rasterbated" another go, curious to see others. What images they've chosen, where they've put them, how large etc.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:45 AM   #6
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It's always difficult to admit to yourself that you're a moron, but this is one of those cases.

I decided that I would go ahead and rasterbate an image of my family (whoever came up with that term has a sense of humor), and it's not going so well. I made it big (in terms of pages) but then I couldn't view it all at once.

So I made it a single page. Here's what it looks like:



Yikes!

If I zoom out on it, you can start to see what it's supposed to look like:



So my question is - what am I doing wrong?
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:51 AM   #7
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It's always difficult to admit to yourself that you're a moron, but this is one of those cases.

I decided that I would go ahead and rasterbate an image of my family (whoever came up with that term has a sense of humor), and it's not going so well. I made it big (in terms of pages) but then I couldn't view it all at once.

So I made it a single page. Here's what it looks like:

Yikes!

If I zoom out on it, you can start to see what it's supposed to look like:



So my question is - what am I doing wrong?
The idea of the rasterbator is that you print out all the pages and piece them back together so that you can use a small image to make an enormous display. For instance, I have a small screen cap of Darth Vader that is now on my bedroom wall 6 feet wide! I'll post a pic in a bit.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:53 AM   #8
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If I zoom out on it, you can start to see what it's supposed to look like:



So my question is - what am I doing wrong?
Use more pages and the smallest possible max dot size (7mm, I think). That'll do the trick!
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 12:06 PM   #9
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Use more pages and the smallest possible max dot size (7mm, I think). That'll do the trick!
I realize the idea behind printing out a lot of pages and getting a wall-sized posted. That I've done.

I just didn't post my question very well. I assumed e had made his image only one page to upload for us to see, vs. taking a picture of many pages put together. Perhaps I am mistaken, and the only way to get a reasonable image like what e posted (aside from using Keira, of course) is to photograph the complete printout once you've hung it up.

Edit: Nevermind, in taking a closer look, I can see Keira's pinned to a bulletin board.
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This is a raster of the immortal Buckethead. I cut and mounted each page onto blackboard, then cut them again so I would have nice tiles to mount on the wall.
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Cannot deside whether I like it best in colour or b/w...
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Cannot deside whether I like it best in colour or b/w...
Tough call. They're both pretty pretentious.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 01:03 PM   #13
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Tough call. They're both pretty pretentious.
My, you're just not a happy camper, are you?

I like the color. Definitely brings out the glowing eyes.

Oh, and since hardly anyone read my thread on the topic, this is a perfect example. I know some of you use Firefox!

Does this flash drive your firefox crazy, or do I have a setting issue? Whenever I scroll the window or even move stuff around, half the flash app fails to update, and big pieces of it go blank. Then I have to mouse around in the dark to find one of the toggle buttons that includes a refresh. I see this failure to buffer on a lot of Flash, only in Firefox. Is there a fix?
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 01:29 PM   #14
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My, you're just not a happy camper, are you?

I like the color. Definitely brings out the glowing eyes.
Just ignore apple2991, who apperently has misplaced her smilies, or manners...

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Oh, and since hardly anyone read my thread on the topic, this is a perfect example. I know some of you use Firefox!

Does this flash drive your firefox crazy, or do I have a setting issue? Whenever I scroll the window or even move stuff around, half the flash app fails to update, and big pieces of it go blank. Then I have to mouse around in the dark to find one of the toggle buttons that includes a refresh. I see this failure to buffer on a lot of Flash, only in Firefox. Is there a fix?
I have Firefox, I read the other thread, and I still have no idea what you're talking about... What am I missing...? And maybe that discussion should continue back in your thread...?
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And maybe that discussion should continue back in your thread...?
Wow, okay, I'm so sorry!

Here's the raster I was working on. And then I'll leave.

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Old Mar 1, 2005, 02:16 PM   #16
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Wow, okay, I'm so sorry!

Here's the raster I was working on. And then I'll leave.
No need to appologize, or leave for that matter, I'm a sucker for cross-thread links myself, but there are rules about staying on topic, and this thread is started by one of the newest members of the mod squad... (I'm sorry if that one's been used before )... and, so, to stay on topic:

Nice rasterbation...

By the way, the word rasterbation reminds somewhat strangly familiar... I just don't seem able to get a hold of it...
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the one with the color so the eyes come out more
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So that's it? Nobody else has any Rasterbations???
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So that's it? Nobody else has any Rasterbations???
How do you have an avatar when you only have 293 posts?
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How do you have an avatar when you only have 293 posts?
I think he won the avatar contest a while back, the prize being the ability to have an avatar early.
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I think he won the avatar contest a while back, the prize being the ability to have an avatar early.
Ok.



Edit: e I liked your old avatar better (the one where she was upside down).
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I demanded satisfaction.

Let's see some 'bations!
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I'm going to try this on some photos. Do they have to be very high quality?

Will an 3x5 work ok?
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No- they don't have to be high quality- in fact, I think they have to be under 1 Mb. The one I posted was actually a fairly tiny web image. If you're doing many pages, they standard dot size should be fine, but if you're doing one that's only like 4 or 8 pages you'll want to decrease the dot size.
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Cannot deside whether I like it best in colour or b/w...
is it possible to do the b&w but keep the colored eyes? That would look evil!
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