A 3D composite is created by plotting the colors of each pixel in a composite image on a 3D graph, mapping RGB values to XYZ positions.
Many of the video composites produce shapes in 3D. For example, BREADTH is an atom-like shape with nested spheres of increasingly higher density, surrounded by 3 rings. And JALVINSACH has the outline of some cubes.
Viewing 3D Composites
The "path=" file can be changed to any other .stl file on tomasf's website: http://tomasf.se/projects/semi/stl.html?path=(composite goes here)_composite3D.stl e.g: http://tomasf.se/projects/semi/stl.html?path=BREADTH_composite3D.stl
Slower, but with color: http://vanjac.github.io/sketches/ufsc3d/
3D composites can also be produced with MATLAB or Octave.
Shapes or Patterns Seen in 3D Composites
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