January 29, 2009
Pixel Bender contest extended; new examples
By the way a couple of developers have pointed out that contest entry is restricted to US residents. I don’t know why that is, and hopefully it’s something that can get changed. (The same limitation has popped up in various Adobe contests. I don’t know why it does, but everyone agrees that it sucks & would like to change it.)
Elsewhere, Paul Burnett shared some more PB coolness: a spinnable globe (complete with source) featuring a spherize filter + throw physics, as well as the bizarre Dancing Dudes demo (see screenshot). (Me, I would’ve gone with some vintage Rockwell for the soundtrack.)
And one more thing: Adobe announced today that Flash Player 10–needed to run Pixel Bender in a browser–is now installed on more than half the Net-connected PCs & Mac in the world, and that’s after just two months of availability. If you think browser-based image editors like Photoshop.com are powerful now, wait til they really start embracing PB.