Means vs Accumulations

Posted: January 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

I realized why I was lacking so much perceptual diversity in my previous percept representation; only the top-most region was visible in percepts that were rendered with a high weight value. I changed the code such that all constituent regions in each percept are stacked on top of one another, largest to smallest. This lead to some quite interesting forms in themselves that Peta thought I should investigate as sculptural / dimensional forms. The following images show new accumulations (pictured on top) and the corresponding mean representations of those same clusters (pictured below):

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The accumulations are much larger because areas away from the centre of each percept tend to disappear in the averaging process. I’ve rendered some frames using these new percepts, which can be quite interesting formally, but also vary significantly from original and subsequent frames. Following are the usual reference frames from the scene followed by two reconstructions where these hard edge percepts are rendered at half and full sizes, respectively. I’ll make a two-channel diptych video using the half-size rendering and the means and see how that looks in projection.

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