Another grid thingy

Today I worked on another grid-based generative sketch, taking a set of patterns and assigning them to each cell on the grid. I also wanted to work with variations in the size of the cells. The patterns that get generated are all size-based so no matter how big or small they are the design will hold its proportions.

I used color pallets from Coolors and converted the hex colors from there to HSL colors with these.

I finally found Repper again!

There’s this app I bought years ago called Repper. It’s an app where you can take an image and create seamless patterns from sections of it. I used it a few years ago for creating a series of seamless backgrounds based on a scan of a 1924 Sears and Roebuck catalog.

I really liked this app and I thought it was lost to the pages of history. You can no longer download the version I had (despite paying for the pro version) and I’ve had no luck finding it elsewhere. I booted up a hard drive today to just see if I had it on that drive from my early 2010’s gaming pc. Sure enough, doing a drive wide search for “repper” and bam there it was! I even had my serial # in an email from when I purchased it.

I through one of the images from last night into it and got some interesting results.

Repper has now gone to a pay-per-month model which is no bueno. I don’t use it enough to justify paying monthly (or annually) for it but in a pinch, I’m glad to have my purchase found.

The moral of the story is to get yourself an external drive reader (something like this) and don’t throw out old hard drives unless they are unrecoverable. In that case, use fire.