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Any rasterbators?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. For those of you that don't know what rasturbating is, it's taking a photo, and blowing it up into large posters sometimes taking up to 40 pages of standard letter paper.

    This was my first one. My color printer wasn't working, plus I wanted to see how well I could do it. Pretty small. 34 x 33 inches, using 12 pieces of paper.

  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Heard about this a few years ago, never did it.
  3. I usually rasterbate while masticating...>.>
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I'm sorry.

    But that whole idea just seems kinda dumb and pointless.

    someone explain it.
  5. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    It's a great way to use up 40 pages worth of your school's color printer ink. Spite indeed.

    I've played around with rasterbation, here's a link to an online program that'll do it for free:http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
  6. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    what, need help rasturbating?

  7. Mike. Picture this on your living room wall.


    Or this

  8. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I've made raster models using ArcGIS before, does that count?
  9. Why are you shirtless? Do you generally rasturbate in the nude?

    I think it'd be worth wasting $4.00 (.10 a page at my school) for a huge poster like that, as opposed to 50 or 100.
  10. That's not me in the picture. I'm just using it as an example.
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    A friend of mine works at a print shop, by that I mean, his dad is the owner and he works his ass off in all departments to keep the place together. If I ever needed a huge poster of a random picture made. He could do it for me.
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Cool. Thanks for the link to that. My wife has been wanting a really big photo on the wall in our living room.

    Has anyone done this with a photo from a digital camera? Maybe I'll blow up a family photo and put it on the wall.

  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    I was thinkin' that this would be cool as done with photo paper and then frame each pannel individually.
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Dude...you're reading my mind. I'm counting up my photo paper right now to see if I have enough sheets to do a huge photo from our last family reunion. I'm talking 6' wide and 4' tall.

  15. ...milk was a bad choice. :D
  16. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    try to annunciate while you masticate please
  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I thought the guy with the strange smirk on his face and no shirt on was a bad choice. :eyebrow:

  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Yeah, I plugged this pic into the 'machine' on the site, and it told me it would be 36 pannels:


    You could do it with those plain glass borderless frames pretty cheap.
  19. Now I want to go rasterbate some things. Looks fun.
  20. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I tried to do one, but it said the server was busy! Now I see why!!! :D

    That is awesome. I guess the other end depends on how nice of a printer a person uses.