Flam3 - The Flame Algorithm

Release date: 
Sunday, 10 April, 2016



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Flam3, a C library and related tools to algorithmically generate images and animations (Flames).

Flames are algorithmically generated images and animations. Flames is widely used to create art and special effects, like ones hosted at the well know "Electric Sheep" site, a collaborative abstract artwork.

The shape and color of each image is specified by a long string of numbers - a genetic code of sorts.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

The use of a media player (optional), allows the reproduction of the graphic sequences generated by the running algorithm.
Warning: to generate an animated genome that is satisfactory, the program requires computing cycles, availability of resources and substantial memory, also performed on discretionary rather long time.

Besides the artistic/recreational/ experimental aspect, which in fact, in conjunction with the Electric Sheep screensaver, involves distributed computing, this software, put a strain on the resources and computing units of a system.

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libgcc1 libgcc-fwd libstdc++6 libsupc++6 libxml2 pthread urpo libpng libjpeg zlib
Following links are to additional programs, not mandatory but useful:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

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