Mosaic-a-Week: Dune

dune-logoThis week I have something a little bit different – rather than doing a mosaic from Magic: the Gathering cards, I’ve done a mosaic from scenes of the Dune miniseries. This was an interesting experiment for me, and exposed a bug in my dynamic binning preconditioner (which was rather nefarious, and took a bit to spot), so that was actually rather helpful. I also want to do some duplicate detection, as I think it will improve the image significantly, but it is going to take a different technique than what I did for the magic cards, so we’ll see. At any rate, here’s the Dune miniseries title screen as a mosaic.

Doing a mosaic from movie scenes is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and have been trying to find the right way to do it. VLC helped out here to get all the scenes, then it was just a matter of throwing all of those into my mosaic algorithm. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out, with the exception of the upper left corner – I think that the greedy part of my algorithm is really showing here in that all the good images were taken by the lower half, so the upper half is not as good. I’ve seen this happen before when I have large swaths of very similar colors, so I may have to resurrect a preconditioner that helps that case.

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