On a day like Christmas day, people can often lose themselves in old memories. As an old demoscene member (1989-2002), I have tons of great memories about writing endless assembler to plot pixels on an Amiga 500, demo parties etc. etc. Some time ago I had written a simple port of my old rotozoomer code in Java, and today I thought: wouldn't it be great to release that on a day like Christmas day, so my fellow
nerd programmer friends have something else to mess with instead of grandma's cake?
Download the source (C#, .NET 2.0) here.
Not familiar with what a rotozoomer is? (you've missed a lot!), check the image below.
Of course, in the light of what an average ATi / nVidia card can spit out every frame, this is not that worth mentioning, but it's about what you can do with solely code and some free time.