Ideas and mentors

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Thu Feb 16 09:09:09 UTC 2012

On Wednesday 15 February 2012 Feb, Francisco Fernandes wrote:
> Hello everyone!
> I've had this idea for a sand painting brush last year but I didn't know
> how to
> develop the idea.  The brush would add "sand" in the canvas like this
> site<> does
> but instead
> of drop in the base of the screen, it would throw it in the 2D plane of the
> canvas where the
> mouse is and then the user would spread the sand through the plane
> like this<>
>  sand
> painting video, but mixing the colors in the channels in a fuzzy way.
> I had ask some tips from one of my teachers here in my university, which
> worked in a sand
> shading using GLSL. He told me that I would work with particles in the
> canvas.
> I'm still waiting for some material of his to get more deep in the theory
> needed to do it,
> although I couldn't find any in the internet.
> I wanted to contribute for a long time and I really think this would
> be a nice feature to Krita, although I don't know how to do it yet. I'm
> eager to
> do the job and I'm searching some papers about this type of effect.
> Anyway, do you guys like the idea? It's worth a GSoC project?

Yes, it's a pretty cool idea and since we try to have at least one very experimental gsoc project, it could fit very well. There might be technical trouble in store, though, since it's not very easy to use the gpu to work with krita image data. But do not let that deter you!

Boudewijn Rempt,,

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