Monday, December 10, 2007
Stained Glass by J. Tantra and W. Boyd.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.
Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.
When I first installed After Dark, I didn't like Stained Glass. I felt it looked like a module that was broken and the developers kind of liked it broken and left it that way. Over the years though, it has grown on me and is now one of my favorite random design modules.
Whatever options you choose in the setup, the patterns generated are all beautiful and intricate and it feels like any moment frozen in time would make an excellent tapestry or at least a fairly neat Windows background.
This is also one of the few modules that looks cool in black & white and I will often run this saver in that mode. The detail somehow seems greater and the patterns generated almost feel like some weird reverse Henna pattern.
STAINED GLASS(tm) produces an infinite variety of beautiful quiltlike patterns.
The "Complexity" slider increases the appearance of detail in the image.
The "Duplication" slider controls how often the central image is duplicated in the periphery.
The "Color" slider controls how colorful the image gets. On the low end only a few colors are used.
Dedicated to Anna Benson. Contributions from Ellen Lewis, Kristieanne Jones, Eleanor Allen, Julia Kay, and David Oster.
Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256.