Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling. A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.
This popped up on my blog today and I wanted to share it with you all. The HTML5 demo can be played here:
Make sure to play around with the settings on the right. The guy who implemented the HTML5 canvas program mentions that he improved on the technique by linearly blending the cycling colours to produce smoother transitions.
Here are the results of what can be done with colour cycling: