Dodge & Burn Particles 2
Applet displays 10000 particles. Image displays 500 particles after 30 minutes
500 particle image
As a variation on the Dodge & Burn applet I decided to see what expanding the directions would do. Setting the directions to diagonal just created the wood grain effect with a dither inbetween at 45 degrees. With 8 directions The particles settle into a knobbled formation. 480:1 seems to be the magic ratio for developing pleasing pictures. Too high creates flux, to low and it doesn't get much past tartan.
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Built with Processing