Monday, April 27, 2009


Wild Beasts - Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants. Dir: OneInThree from OneInThree on Vimeo.

The endlessly inventive directing duo oneinthree last year produced a visually scrumptious music video which uses the Droste effect with hypnotic results. Dudes are on their way to the big time, recently producing their first big budget commercials in Europe.

I was inspired to create a realtime version of the effect which can be downloaded here. Only for mac, currently, though if the people clamour for it, I'll recompile for windows.

Update: Here's the PC version! Unzips to a directory containing droste.exe. With any luck you have all the required dependencies. Drop me a line at kevin dot atkinson at gmail dot com if you have issues.

Update:Some Windows users may have to install the VC runtimes.

Almost forgot to mention: if you are running the app, press 'f' for fullscreen, 'w' to return to a window, and 'esc' quits.

Update:I haven't had time to do a full source release, since it is going to require a lot of time for clean up, and putting together a build, since the source files are scattered among different libraries I use. Short of that, here's a link to the file that contains the rendering code, for them as are interested in such things. There's a nice article by Jos Leys explaining the math here.

3 Comments:

Blogger subBlue said...

It's nice to see the effect running in real-time. I created a Photoshop/AFX Droste effect plugin a while ago you might be interested in.

12:03 PM  
Blogger darlyn said...

Dear Sir, I implore you recompile this for Windows! Please, please please, please, please, please...

12:50 PM  
Anonymous eldertaco said...

This is awesome.

1:22 AM  

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