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3D Image Field

This script creates a 3D field from a given image. It calculates the brightness of an image at a given location and translates that information into a Z coordinate at that location. The result is a three-dimensional abstraction of the image created from one continuous shape. Download the source code and try it with whatever image you want.

Note: The script employs the OpenGL library so it might not run correctly in some browsers. If you have Processing, though, just download the source code and run it.

Launch Applet

View Source Code

screenshot of the process
A screenshot. Click above to launch the applet.