we - Adrian Schütz and Tobias Reichling, two German students (computer
science) - have passed our diploma with the title:
Generating mosaics from multicolor raster graphics
by optimized interaction
of improved and newly developed
quantisation and tiling algorithms
In addition to the written paper we have made the software PicToBrick!
PicToBrick is a software to generate mosaics from digital pictures. The
materials to construct the mosaic as well as their colours and forms can
be chosen freely. For mosaics constructed by Ministeck® and LEGO®
PicToBrick provides complete system configurations. These configurations
contain information for current colours and respectively forms of
elements and can be modified and enlarged user-defined.
To get results as good as possible for different master illustrations
seven methods of colour definition (quantisation) are at your disposal.
In addition you can choose between five methods to define the element
Besides the produced mosaic picture PicToBrick provides a multitude of
different output documents. Among other things they contain a list of
materials, a building instruction as well as information about the
utilised colours and forms of material.
PicToBrick was completely developed in JAVA and can be used cross
platform (Windows, Linux, Mac). The software is published as open source
under GPL2. Furthermore PricToBrick is gratis.
In lugnet.cad, Johannes Koehler wrote: (snip) (...) I just downloaded this to see what it could do - I saw the pix on Brickshelf last night and wondering what was up. All I have to say is WOW. In the space of ten minutes, I opened a photo, set up (...) (6 years ago, 20-Jan-07, to lugnet.cad, lugnet.build.mosaic, FTX)
Yes, very neat programming! I tried to make a quick and dirty mosaic and it came out alright, but if I want to convert a picture, I'd want all the colors that are in the original. is there some tool to 'grap' the map of a jpg or gif? and then, what (...) (6 years ago, 20-Jan-07, to lugnet.cad, lugnet.build.mosaic, FTX)