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

You can abbreviate any option to its shortest unique prefix.


DESCRIPTION
This program is part of Netpbm.

ppmpat produces a PPM of the specified width and height, with a pat-
tern 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 routines. Still, some of the patterns
can be rather pretty. If you have a color workstation, something like
ppmpat -squig 300 300 | pnmquant 128 should generate a nice back-
ground.

Some of these patterns have large numbers of colors, so if you want a
simpler pattern, use pnmquant on the output.


OPTIONS
The options specify various pattern types:



-gingham2


-gingham3


-madras


-tartan


-poles Color gradients centered on randomly-placed poles.


-squig Squiggley tubular pattern. Can be tiled.


-camo Camouflage pattern.


-anticamo




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


SEE ALSO
pnmtile, pnmquant, ppmmake, ppmrainbow, pamgradient,
ppm


AUTHOR
Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.



netpbm documentation 12 June 2004 Ppmpat User Manual(0)