Archives March 22, 2009

Knee-ing video cards part II

Decided to work on the workstation today (bigger screen, tablet for drawing)... ran the little mandelbrot explorer demo.  Managed to lock up the whole machine at just a few hundred iterations.  Apparently having compiz on while doing "test the limits of your graphics card" code running is... counter-indicated.

Kinda neat zooming into the mandelbrot until ...

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Bring your video card to its knees...

The Orange Book (OpenGL Shading Language 2nd Ed) has a neat little shader demo where you render the Mandelbrot set with a fragment shader.  It's one of those "cool, but not particularly practical" examples of shader's power.

I've been adding some rudimentary "generic" shader support to OpenGLContext, so I decided I'd ...

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