Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by false_dmit » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 09:39:31


I have a passing interest in finding a plugin or standalone program
that would attempt to build a solvable maze from image content. No
"realism" necessary here--I'm thinking of something that might take
lots of liberties with the source material, similar in that regard to
Virtual Painter. It surely wouldn't be as easy to make as all the
puzzle-maker applets out there. Has anyone ever heard of such a
thing? :)

If not, I can probably work something out by hand with Trace Contours,
etc.

false_dmitrii
 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by John Do » Sun, 14 Nov 2004 08:03:41

I don't know if they are solvable, but this does work.

1. Load your image.
2. Make sure it is not on the background layer (double click the background
layer to make it a regular layer if needed)
3. Using the Transform > Rotate option rotate your image in 10 degree
incremements about 100 times. Basically spin it in a circle. Because of a
rounding error in Photoshop this process will turn the image in to a maze
like pattern. The more you do it the more pronounced it is.

Myself I record a full 36 10 degree rotations as an action and then just run
that action over and over and over again. You can then convert the image to
grayscale or black and white. Like I said I don't know if it is solvable.

Robert

 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by Jim Thomps » Sun, 14 Nov 2004 08:16:11

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 23:03:41 GMT, "John Doe" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



"Solvable" is not the proper word.

If a maze has a available path from input to output, there is a
trivial method to find _a_ path (not necessarily the optimum path, but
_a_ path).

What I think you meant to say is that your "maze" may not have an
_available_path_.

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Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by StinkFinge » Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:19:50

Typical engineer answer.
 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by Jim Thomps » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 02:14:06

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 20:19:50 -0900, "StinkFinger" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



ROTFLMAO!



[snip]

I can still dazzle my grandkids by solving the maze on the children's
menu about as fast as I can move a pencil.

...Jim Thompson
--
| James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
| Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
| Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
| E-mail Address at Website Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
| http://www.yqcomputer.com/ | 1962 |

I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by Jim Thomps » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 00:18:21

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 10:14:06 -0700, Jim Thompson






Pondering "how do you make a maze" I decided, just make a square grid,
then knock out links to suit your fancy.

As soon as I thought of that, I found...

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

which does that very thing.

Or just use...

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

...Jim Thompson
--
| James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
| Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
| Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
| E-mail Address at Website Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
| http://www.yqcomputer.com/ | 1962 |

I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by false_dmit » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:45:08


Trying this in Elements 3 as I type. No actions available as far as I
can tell, and for some reason performance takes a huge hit after a few
rotations, even after I clear the undo history. Hope there's no
memory leak....I wonder if Paint Shop Pro has the same exploitable
rounding error. :)

Thanks,
false_dmitrii
 
 
 

Maze-making plugin or standalone?

Post by false_dmit » Wed, 17 Nov 2004 12:48:57


Thanks for the links! They don't solve the "maze from a picture"
puzzle (on their own), but they should make some young relatives very
happy. :)

false_dmitrii