ConvolutionFilter explorer

Since I read about the Convolution Filter in Actionscript3 Cookbook I’ve wanted to try it out . In chapter 10 : “Filters and Transforms” there is example code for generating “embossing, sharpening and Edge Detect” filters using the ConvolutionFilter, as Borat would say, very naaaiice…

Instead of typing in a gazillion “test matrices” I decided to follow the tradition of “flex [fill the blank] explorers”, so, behold,

The Dazzling ConvolutionFilter explorer

again, right click on the app for source.

I didn’t actually have the “moment of AAAH” :o oh: that I was hoping for. I gained a bit of insight, but more playing around (or reading theory *gasp*) is required. If any one of you millions of fanatic readers (who no doubt will spend days playing with this 1337 application) happen to come up with interesting Matrices (or insight), don’t hesitate to post responses.

On another titilating side note, this was the first thing I built with Moxie. Nope, didn’t use any of the new features, but I thought I would sound far far cooler…

3 Responses to “ConvolutionFilter explorer”

  1. Image Vectors - ConvolutionFilter Fun | Neuro Productions Says:

    [...] it because it didn’t seem very useful.  But a couple of days ago I was playing with the nice ConvolutionFilter explorer by Sakari and I noticed it can expose some interesting info about a [...]

  2. Ted Says:

    I’ve been having some fun with your explorer, and thought I’d drop in a bit about blurs–

    just set all the values in the matrix to 1, and the multiplier to a value that keeps the image about the same ‘brightness’. The larger the grid, the stronger the blur.

    as in a 6×6:
    new ConvolutionFilter(6,6,new Array(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1),40);

    Thanks for the explorer!

  3. Alec McEachran Says:

    Hi, your explorer is great, but would improve by miles if you could put Number values into the boxes rather than integers.

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