Steph and I headed down to the Grampians on the weekend with my supervisor Alan, his wife Caroline, and a work colleague Alice. We hiked up Mt. Difficult on Saturday, walking for 5 hours in total, but as you can see from the photos it was worth it. The weather was excellent and the views breathtaking, all in all we had a great time and look forward to going back there again sometime.
I stumbled across the simpsonizeme.com website [http://simpsonizeme.com/] which takes a photo and converts it to a Simpsons style caricature. You can then manually change the features if the suggestion is not quite right. A few changes later and I ended up with this — close, but maybe a bit too old/yellow. :)
There is also a different manual simpson avatar creator at [http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/] which is also quite fun to play with.
It’s fun to think of the huge parameter space governed by these systems, and maybe an aesthetic/genetic selection mechanism would be better suited to searching through the space or automating the creation of new characters.
So, here’s my first post. This blog will contain my brief thoughts on various topics. The more in-depth articles will be posted on my website (http://users.on.net/~eigenbom), and linked to from here.