- Initial Release Date
- July 6, 1989
- Color Palette
- Max Resolution
- License Status
- Public Domain
- Jeff Clough
Ooze performs color cycling on a input image. If no image is specified it will generate a plasma fractal, and color cycle that.
This program is sort of a lava-lamp for your computer.
Ooze is based on a similar, earlier, plasma fractal program, Plasma, written in Turbo Pascal by Bret Bulvey. Ooze clean things up in a number of ways, including: correcting flickering, expanding the palette entries used, allowing saving and loading of patterns, and enabling the reversal of the color cycling direction.
Though a few non-plasma sample images are provided with the program, the file format it uses seems to be non-standard, making it hard to produce custom images. One can save out the plasma fractals generated by Ooze though, by renaming the ooze.ooz generated after each run. Of the sample images provided, the most interesting is probably, corners.ooz. This at first seemed to be sort sort of alternate Sirpinski's carpet, but Jeff thinks it was simply a bug with the subdivsion logic of this plasma fractal generator that he preserved.