Kim Asendorf, an interactive artist from Kassel, Germany, has just released the first version of ONull, a new tool for vectorizing raster graphics.
The software, written in Java with a Processing core, works by changing pixelized color information into a halftone pattern, much like The Rasterbator. The difference is that ONull's halftone pattern is highly customizable, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of vector pixels—circles, square, triangles, X-shapes, etc—and adjust opacity, stroke, rotation, and amplification settings until you get the image you want. One can even import a custom vector pixel, resulting in effects like this:
We're especially excited for the next version of ONull—it will include vector sets and triangle fields, further increasing the transformative, graphic properties of this vectorizing software. For a preview, check out MJ below.
Download the first version here, or click through for more examples.