Last month, I took a time lapse session of New York skyline during dusk. I wanted to merge them and turned to Enfuse. As I didn’t find too many examples I wrote a small script to generate some series of images out of a sample of the time lapse pictures. The result is quite amazing and looks promising. Below is the average image of 201 photos taken during 40 minutes.
The shell script can be downloaded here (attention! it’s not idiot proof 😉 ). Just copy your image files to a directory with the script and check it out. It runs on both Linux and Mac systems and requires to have Enfuse installed and the command enfuse in the system path.
Note that each picture can be opened in full size, using Open Image in New Tab. For the tests, I have reduced the number of images to 10 of them during the twilight.
Rendered gray projectors
Various gray-projectors in soft-mask, using --gray-projector=value, where value is below:
The difference is not obvious; however if we enable the flag --hard-mask, then the difference becomes evident:
Sigma and Mu variation
The following images have been rendered using the average gray projector.
Mu and Sigma matrix
Only using the hard mask rendering where Mu values are horizontal and Sigma vertical:
Since Oracle has some damn policies for distribution, it’s not possible to download it from Links or whatever to my remote server. Another story on how a company destroyed a product…
!!! dev-java/sun-jdk-184.108.40.206 has fetch restriction turned on.
!!! This probably means that this ebuild's files must be downloaded
!!! manually. See the comments in the ebuild for more information.
* Fetch failed for ‘dev-java/sun-jdk-220.127.116.11’, Log file:
* Package: dev-java/sun-jdk-18.104.22.168
* Repository: gentoo
* Maintainer: email@example.com
* USE: amd64 elibc_glibc kernel_linux multilib source userland_GNU
* FEATURES: sandbox
* Due to Oracle no longer providing the distro-friendly DLJ bundles, the package
* has become fetch restricted again. Alternatives are switching to
* dev-java/icedtea-bin:6 or the source-based dev-java/icedtea:6
* Please download jdk-6u32-linux-x64.bin from:
* and move it to /usr/portage/distfiles
Of course, if you get the the link from the Web page on your local browser, and get the file url on the remote server:
# head jdk-6u32-linux-x64.bin
How I fixed it: emerge -av --depclean dev-java/sun-jdk virtual/jdk virtual/jre dev-java/java-config
Looks like scammers are always imaginative when trying to get money…
The email was badly formatted (some headers were in the body), and the domain in question is parked and has almost no traffic.
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