evolvotron_mutate(1) Render an evolvotron function tree to an image.


evolvotron_mutate < function_in.xml > function_out.xml

evolvotron_mutate -g > function_out.xml


evolvotron_mutate either mutates an existing image function read from standard input, or (with the -g option) creates a new image function. In either case the output image function is written to standard output.

The mutation parameters and function weightings are the same as used by evolvotron in its default reset state.

See the evolvotron user manual (accessible from the evolvotron application's Help menu) for more information on image functions.


-g, --genesis
Specifies that no function should be read from standard input. The output function is created at random.

-h, --help
Display information on command line arguments and exit.

-l, --linear
Created functions (if they are rendered as animations) will sweep z linearly (rather than sinusoidally).

-p, --spheremap
Created functions will be tagged as spheremaps.

-v, --verbose
Enables some additional logging to standard error.


evolvotron_mutate -g | tee function0.xml | evolvotron_render function0.ppm

evolvtron_mutate < function0.xml > function1.xml


evolvotron_mutate was written by Tim Day (www.timday.com) and is released under the conditions of the GNU General Public License. See the file LICENSE supplied with the source code for details.