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Short:Agatunnel - hypnotic color cycling effects
Author:ex-grahn at mdstud.chalmers.se (Jörgen Grahn)
Uploader:ex-grahn mdstud chalmers se
Type:demo/misc
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1994-09-12
Download:http://aminet.net/demo/misc/AGATunnel.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/demo/misc/AGATunnel.readme
Downloads:1476
Many years ago, when a friend of mine had convinced me
to buy a used Amiga, I got my hands on a small
program named Tunnel. It was originally a demo program
for some Modula-2 system; thus source code in Modula-2
was included. The program was so cool, my brother and I
used to turn off the light in the room and watch the
psychedelic colours flickering by.

The program didn't work on my new AGA Amiga - there was
no synchronization and the colours shift much too fast.
I wrote this quick hack to produce a similar effect,
but enhanced to make use of all the 24 color bits of AGA.

The 'tunnel' is a very simple effect, but it is cheaper
than hallucinogen drugs - unless there are Psilocybin
mushrooms growing where you live anyway ;-)

On the other hand, watching ambient videos on MTV late at night
is rather cheap too...

As it is, AGATunnel will open a screen in the same resolution
as the Workbench and make some simple colour cycling effects,
giving the impression of a moving multi-color tunnel.
Stop the program by feeding it a CONTROL-C signal
(with the C:Break command for example).

This is a quick hack, but it's fun to watch. Some caveats:

	It is 3.0-only, CLI/Shell-only and AGA-only

	The number of bitplanes and speed of the color cycling
	is hard-coded. If you want to change it, you have to
	recompile the program.

	The speed is hard-coded with respect to my own
	machine, an A4000/030. The effects _may_ look a
	bit strange in some screenmodes on A1200s and A4000s.
	I don't know.

	The program looks ugly while it draws the initial
	tunnel. Once again, this isn't high-quality software.

	The algorithms for generating the color sequence
	could be enhanced, giving a much cooler effect.

This archive is in the Public Domain. Do what you want with it.

Jörgen Grahn
Wetterlinsgatan 13E
S-521 34 Falköping
SWEDEN


Contents of demo/misc/AGATunnel.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP          NAME
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-rw-r--r-- 20416/101       203     549  37.0% -lh5- 8ee5 Dec 31  1993 AGATunnel/Makefile
-rw-r--r-- 20416/101        83     108  76.9% -lh5- aaeb Dec 30  1993 AGATunnel/SCOPTIONS
-rw-r--r-- 20416/101     12294   25604  48.0% -lh5- 8017 Jan  8  1994 AGATunnel/agatunnel
-rw-r--r-- 20416/101      1560    3891  40.1% -lh5- 8299 Jan  8  1994 AGATunnel/agatunnel.c
-rw-r--r-- 20416/101      1101    1987  55.4% -lh5- e0f9 Sep  7  1994 AGATunnel/agatunnel.readme
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         5 files   15241   32139  47.4%            Sep 12  1994

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