ppmpat(1)                                               ppmpat(1)

NAME
       ppmpat - make a pretty pixmap

SYNOPSIS
       ppmpat    -gingham2|-g2|-gingham3|    -g3|-madras|-tartan|
       -poles|-squig|-camo| -anticamo width height

DESCRIPTION
       Produces a portable pixmap  of  the  specified  width  and
       height, with a pattern in it.

       This  program  is mainly to demonstrate use of the ppmdraw
       routines, a simple but powerful drawing library.  See  the
       ppmdraw.h  include  file for more info on using these rou-
       tines.  Still, some of the patterns can be rather  pretty.
       If  you  have  a  color workstation, something like ppmpat
       -squig 300 300 | ppmquant 128 should generate a nice back-
       ground.

OPTIONS
       The  different  flags  specify  various  different pattern
       types:

       -gingham2
              A gingham check pattern.  Can be tiled.

       -gingham3
              A slightly more complicated gingham.  Can be tiled.

       -madras
              A madras plaid.  Can be tiled.

       -tartan
              A tartan plaid.  Can be tiled.

       -poles Color  gradients centered on randomly-placed poles.
              May need to be run through ppmquant.

       -squig Squiggley tubular pattern.  Can be tiled.  May need
              to be run through ppmquant.

       -camo  Camouflage  pattern.   May  need  to be run through
              ppmquant.

       -anticamo
              Anti-camouflage pattern - like  -camo,  but  ultra-
              bright   colors.    May  need  to  be  run  through
              ppmquant.

       All flags can be abbreviated to their shortest unique pre-
       fix.

REFERENCES
       Some  of  the patterns are from "Designer's Guide to Color
       3" by Jeanne Allen.

SEE ALSO
       pnmtile(1), ppmquant(1), ppm(5)

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.

                        04 September 1989                       1