I'm trying to create a single line drawing from pictures. This can be done with with a mathematical procedure that connects x,y points on a grid, so that no line intersects another, this is a result of choosing the shortest possible pathway . This has been done before and is called TSP (Traveling Salesman Problem) art.
What I need is a method of producing the discrete points from a picture. Possibilities are some sort of stippling or halftone plugin. After making the dotted picture I will program a method of converting these points to a coordinate file, then the TSP problem will be solved and the solution will be converted to a SVG file that draws the solution ( the single line drawing)
Does anyone know a plugin that produces dots or points from a picture, or something similar?
with kind regards,