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Re: SVG IG at SVG Open

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 09:24:50 +0100
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To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>, public-svg-ig@w3.org
stunning...

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On 1 Sep 2008, at 01:57, Dailey, David P. wrote:

>
> Hi folks,
>
> For those of you who couldn't be at SVG Open, or who missed Zack  
> Rusin's talk, among the many interesting things he discussed were  
> "diffusion curves" -- flexible gradient fills that are (according to  
> proponents) better than mesh gradients for filling paths with  
> smoother transitional textures. I didn't know about these but had  
> been working on an alternative that I'll hope to describe in another  
> message. After hearing him talk so enthusiastically about them, I  
> had to look and found this really cool demo done at this year's  
> Siggraph by folks at INRIA, Adobe and other places.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEVe7vU5WiU
>
> I know INRIA has a big interest in this sort of thing (useful for  
> systems of PDE's) having tried unsuccessfully last year to help them  
> use SVG in this direction . My own idea for expanding gradients that  
> I was talking about to some of you is, I think, much lighter weight,  
> than what these folks seem to be doing, though I haven't read the  
> paper at all. Maybe both approaches are worth thinking about so I'll  
> go ahead and write up the thing I was talking about since it is a  
> very easy alternative, computationally and conceptually.
>
> The interface they demonstrate is quite compelling and I have a  
> feeling from the video that it is a much more analytic approach  
> engineered with an eye to extensibility, speed, etc. It is well  
> worth looking at the above and thanks to Zack for bringing it to our  
> attention! (does anyone have an email for him?).
>
> David
>
>
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