ppmpat - make a pretty pixmap
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
R -gingham2 | -g2 | -gingham3 |
R -g3 | -madras | -tartan |
R -poles | -squig | -camo |
R -anticamo width height
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
Produces a portable pixmap of the specified width and height, with a pattern in it.
This program is mainly to demonstrate use of the ppmdraw routines, a simple but powerful drawing library. See the ppmdraw.h include file for more info on using these routines. Still, some of the patterns can be rather pretty. If you have a color workstation, something like
ppmpat -squig 300 300 should generate a nice background.
4. OPTIONS ▲
The different flags specify various different pattern types:
A gingham check pattern. Can be tiled.
A slightly more complicated gingham. Can be tiled.
A madras plaid. Can be tiled.
A tartan plaid. Can be tiled.
Color gradients centered on randomly-placed poles. May need to be run through ppmquant .
Squiggley tubular pattern. Can be tiled. May need to be run through ppmquant .
Camouflage pattern. May need to be run through ppmquant .
Anti-camouflage pattern - like -camo, but ultra-bright colors. May need to be run through ppmquant .
All flags can be abbreviated to their shortest unique prefix.
5. REFERENCES ▲
Some of the patterns are from "Designer's Guide to Color 3" by Jeanne Allen.
6. SEE ALSO ▲
7. AUTHOR ▲
Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.