1. Post #1
    coco911231's Avatar
    August 2009
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    So after the obvious fap joke, we get to rasterbation part.
    Rasterbating and Rasterbation is the act of turning a regular digital picture you may have taken or found online and turn it into a huge poster. Most of the time by cutting up the image digitally and printing it out piece by piece to be put back together and form a large image.
    here are some tools used with Rasterbation:

    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ - Takes some time and tedious if your trying to bet something spot on, but prints at full quality, no dots or any of that muck

    http://arje.net/rasterbator - What I use, it takes the image and makes it out of a bunch of dots, then puts it into a pdf file, very quick so if you need to troubleshoot like say, getting the correct max dot size number, its good for that, but only prints in those tiny dots, Who needs lines anyways?

    Rasterbation gallery, Post your works for them to be added to the OP

    My own little bit of Rasterbation


    Fingers!!!'s "Akira"



    So go ahead! Rasterbate all day long, it's okay, I'm sure no priest or your ultra religious grandmother will yell at you (unless you're using their printer! )
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  2. Post #2
    Peng Weed Erryday
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    August 2005
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    I wanted to print some record sleeves in large format, I might do this instead

  3. Post #3
    coco911231's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I wanted to print some record sleeves in large format, I might do this instead
    Probably would be cheaper.

  4. Post #4
    gerbile5's Avatar
    August 2010
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    this sounds pretty fucking awesome. i should try doing a metallica poster

    Edited:

    this must take a shitload of ink doesnt it
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  5. Post #5
    coco911231's Avatar
    August 2009
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    this sounds pretty fucking awesome. i should try doing a metallica poster

    Edited:

    this must take a shitload of ink doesnt it
    i wouldnt say so, that post i made in the OP is 33x32" in black and white, i don't make em in color cause i like to conserve as much as i can

    Edited:

    but if you want to conserve ink, use the downloadable rasterbator in the op.

  6. Post #6
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    ewitwins's Avatar
    December 2009
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    Would a mosaic still count as rasterbation?

  7. Post #7
    I do it all
    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
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    Hey this looks cool! I might try it some day.

  8. Post #8
    I like to constantly remind everyone that I do illegal drugs. I squeeze it into all posts.
    Dennab
    October 2006
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    Is this hard to do? My room looks boring as fuck and this looks like a good way to spice it up a little.
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    This works better if you have photo paper instead of copy paper
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    Tark's Avatar
    August 2010
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    This looks amazing, about how difficult is it to put together, say, a 5x8 set?

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    I did one of these years ago, it was blockposters but still.

    I used this picture.
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    November 2010
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    your wall is ready
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    Resident dragon enthusiast.
    Dennab
    September 2010
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    I'm going to give this a go today, give me a chance to try out the wifi printing on my printer!

  15. Post #15
    yes
    beok's Avatar
    July 2006
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    I used to go to the school library to print these cause I didn't want to waste my ink
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  17. Post #17
    coco911231's Avatar
    August 2009
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    This looks amazing, about how difficult is it to put together, say, a 5x8 set?
    Not "Difficult" at all, just a tad tedious if your going to be cutting off all the edges.

  18. Post #18
    feloix13's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Holy shit I always wanted to do that, but never actually knew how it was called. Thank you Op!

  19. Post #19
    Porcupine162's Avatar
    March 2007
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    I rasterbated a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger on my wall. It's huge man.
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    Did one of these a few years ago. It's still in my bedroom.

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    I got everything I need to do this, but I need a good image.
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    provides mlp plot free of charge
    Oicani Gonzales's Avatar
    February 2011
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    I once did this [manually] for a friend of mine.
    He's got a 36x14 panorama poster on his wall.
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  23. Post #23
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    my walls are dangerously dull, so I might give this a shot.
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    Did one of these a few years ago. It's still in my bedroom.

    people who don't know half-life 2 might think you're compensating
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    May 2007
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    I actually wanted to do this with a picture of pedobear that I was going to put on the top of my school. But the entire thing is useless if satellite images of the area aren't being taken on that day.
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  26. Post #26
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    September 2010
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    Whats it called when you rasterbate, then masturbate to your work?

  27. Post #27
    dgg
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    Whats it called when you rasterbate, then masturbate to your work?
    Masturbating.

    If you want to describe it, then; masturbating to a rasterbation.
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  28. Post #28
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    June 2009
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    My friend has a picture of themselves across their wall, I might do a picture for fun.

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    Dennab
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    Generic.
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    August 2008
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    I'm going to rasterbate a picture of my penis on my wall.
    That'll be a good conversation starter for guests.
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  31. Post #31
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    July 2010
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    I need to try this. My walls are bland.

  32. Post #32
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    May 2009
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    Anyone got an extremely high-res Portal 2 picture?

  33. Post #33
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    January 2009
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    Cool, that's banksy.
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    Probably the most arrogant mapper in the World
    Jukka K's Avatar
    June 2007
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    The fuck? The name "homokaasu" is Finnish and means "Gay Gas" in English.
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  35. Post #35
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    March 2008
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    I have posters everywhere the but lines through the middle of all of these would bug the fuck out of me.
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  36. Post #36
    Redskins1234's Avatar
    January 2008
    720 Posts
    This looks like a cool way to spice up my boring room, might buy some photo paper and give it a try.

  37. Post #37
    noiprocS's Avatar
    August 2009
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    people who don't know half-life 2 might think you're compensating
    Bitches dont know about my citadel
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  38. Post #38
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    February 2008
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    Tried this a year ago, could never get it to look right :(
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  39. Post #39
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    February 2009
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    my mum walked in on me rasterbating with the printer and she got angry and told me im not her son, what do I do
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  40. Post #40
    dgg
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    my mum walked in on me rasterbating with the printer and she got angry and told me im not her son, what do I do
    Rasterbate your birth certificate and show it to her.
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