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Kaleidoscope 2.1

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Kaleidoscope 2.1 is a plugin which proceeds to multiple symmetries to obtain beautiful patterns.

  • Since the version 2, this plugin proposes three spinning effects:
  • Mirror: traditional effect. Consecutive sectors are symmetric.
  • Copy: takes a sector and repeat it. Transition between consecutive sectors are antialiased.
  • Blend: turn the complete image, several times; and realize a blend.

Version 2.1 corrects some aliasing effects due to "undersampling". In other words, you should get a higher quality for your picture when you "Zoom Out" a lot.

Example 1: Compare "Mirror" effect with "Copy" effect.

Original Image Mirror Copy

Example 2: effect "blend " is applied here to parallel lines. Amazing, isn't it?

Before After
  • Description of main controls:
  • Petals/Sectors: corresponds to number of sectors in the pattern. For the "Mirror" effect, one petal corresponds to two symmetric sectors.
  • Rotate: to turn pattern.
  • Zoom Out: to reduce pattern.
  • Offset Box: to vary pattern. This box contains up to 3 parameters. We suggest to press the "Random" button ....
  • Brightness/Contrast: ("blend" effect). Mixing image's colours induce a loss of contrast. Brightness/Contrast controls allow to compensate this loss.

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