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size-restricted graphics compo?

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Has anyone ever done a size-restricted graphics compo?

I was thinking:
- restriction on file size
- must be a certain pixel size, i.e. 1024x768
- cap on the total number of pixels that can be any single color, i.e. at most 10% same color, etc.
- must be a lossless image format like GIF or PNG; can't "cheat" by just taking a regular image and JPEG encoding at reduced quality.

added on the 2005-09-26 19:33:02 by legalize legalize
Buenzli.
added on the 2005-09-26 19:35:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
added on the 2005-09-26 19:50:44 by havoc havoc
how about size limited coded still pic? like for people that enjoy coding raytracing algos and other non realtime stuff?
added on the 2005-09-26 19:52:23 by loaderror loaderror
added on the 2005-09-26 20:07:10 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
Legalize: Together with a friend I thought about that idea once. We cam to the conclusion it'll suck because it'll result in too simple stuff, large unicolor fields or (if jpg is allowed) low image quality.

The DHS way seems promising since the image size is not limited to a minmum resolution, Buenzli's way was cool because it's a compo for grafic coders
DHS did what I was thinking, but 3k is too small for what I had in mind and the images are really tiny. I was thinking more like 64K @ 1024x768 with a limit on the amount of "big solid color" areas you can have.
added on the 2005-09-27 00:25:31 by legalize legalize
the question is why should this makes sense?

added on the 2005-09-27 00:37:02 by xeNusion xeNusion
i think limitations in resolution and colordepth would be better i guess. maybe even color density (c64 style)
added on the 2005-09-27 01:55:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
how about a 256-color compo?
Gargaj \o/
added on the 2005-09-27 02:06:07 by havoc havoc
the buenzli 4k (coded) compo rocked. if they keep organizing that for a few years to allow time for the coders to catch on the idea, i'm sure that some very nice prods will follow.

but the 64k @ 1024x768 (png?) could be cool too. just like the size restricted music compos that worked out well, eg the 8k music at rage 98 (oops these files seem to be missing from scene.org?)
i would not limit "big solid color" areas at all, let the artists get the best out of it the way they choose.
added on the 2005-09-27 04:26:56 by Ger Ger
i guess the original heavily size-restricted graphics compo was the Pi KB (3.14 KB) graphics compo at Alternative Party III in january 2002
added on the 2005-09-27 06:54:10 by raymon raymon
alternative party III back in january 2002 had a size restricted gfx compo.
added on the 2005-09-27 10:11:37 by nosfe nosfe
oh damn. raimo told it already. :D
added on the 2005-09-27 10:12:58 by nosfe nosfe
though, at alt3 the Pi was defined to be 4, not 3.14. so the size limit was 4kb.
added on the 2005-09-27 10:13:52 by nosfe nosfe
I think vector formats could be more suitable for hard-core size restrictions.
And of course there have been several POVRay compos with restricted source code length. See for example POVRay
Short Code Contest 3

Got a link to Alternative Party III? I can't find it on scene.org or pouet.
added on the 2005-09-27 20:23:45 by legalize legalize
nosfe: oh yeah... that's why i was wondering whether it was a Pi KB or a 4 KB compo :D
added on the 2005-09-28 06:52:37 by raymon raymon
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