#art #image #cli-tool #mindustry

app trifit

Image compression and art generation with triangles!

4 releases (breaking)

0.4.0 Aug 8, 2022
0.3.0 Jul 13, 2022
0.2.0 Jul 12, 2022
0.1.0 Jul 12, 2022

#327 in Images

MIT license

1.5K SLoC

Trifit, a image compression / art program

Trifit takes input images like these

and give you beautefull triangle versions

and finally, it can create mindustry logic to display the images it creates --format mindustry like so:

this can be used to get good looking logic images with VERY few processors (just make shure to use --image-size 176 or --image-size 80)

note: schematics are not auto-generated, only code is. this will improve in the future


Trifit is a CLI program. to use, pass the path to the input image, and specify the size of the output image, the size of the starting triangle grid, the number of iterations, and the ammount to shift each vertex each step. for example:

trifit img/aroura_sky.jpg --image-size 900 --tri-size 15 --iterations 50 --shift 0.5

for more details about useage, run trifit --help

Output formats

you can also specify a file to write the result to, and its format with --format. available formats are svg, image (type determined by file extension), and mindustry

when outputing to the mindustry format, it will produce multiple files if it gets too long. it will draw to the display1 output.


as the program runs, it will open a window to display its progress (it also helps aleviate boredom while the program runs). if this is not desierable, use --no-visuals to disable this.

Scoring methods

these affect what method is used to quantify how well a given triangle represents its part of an image, and can be specified with the --scoring flag.


From Source

To build trifit from source, clone this repo and do cargo build (or cargo build --release). the binary will end up in ./target/debug|release/trifit

From crates.io

cargo install trifit


Contrbuting is appreciated, feel free to open an issue or pull request. Note that any contribution submitted for inclusion in the project will be licensed according to the terms given in LICENSE


~524K SLoC