8-bit Color Cycling with HTML5

July 26th, 2010

8-bit Color Cycling with HTML5. Euh what? A few years ago, video cards could only render 256 colors at a time. So it was very hard to do nice animations. That’s why they invented color cycling. Certain pixel areas cylce through a palette of colors to suggest animation. A very simple idea with a really nice aesthetical outcome.
Joseph Huckaby adapted this principle to HTML5 (forget about Internet Explorer) and brought some artwork by Mark Ferrari to life. Check out these examples. And if you’re up for it, here‘s some more information.

found via @mrdoob

7 Responses to “8-bit Color Cycling with HTML5”

  1. Jared Paolini Says:

    Computer animation at it’s best! take that avatar! i’m not kidding!

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  5. Mr T Says:

    I have seen this method used in a light display. I had a rotating drum with different colour lights to change the shading to simulate animation. I think this method was invented before 256 colour graphics cards.

  6. Lauren Says:

    Oh my gosh! That looks just like that place from Lord of the Rings, Rivendell

  7. Freedom Sudios Says:

    This is really really inspiring. Who would of thought that 8 bit would look so pretty?

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