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Canvas 4 - 2017/06/21 ... 2017/08/16

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The 4th canvas was the first canvas to use a custom image as the starting point of the canvas - a donut. Each of the starting pixels still counted as an untouched pixel (with lower cooldown between pixels), but served as a color and pattern starting point.
Hidden within the canvas was a single pixel in the very center which had no color, but was not masked off. It wasn't long before it was discovered, and it changed colors numerous times throughout the canvas's run.

Several factions took advantage of these given colors and shapes, with the Dutch faction coopting the orange (the Dutch national color) for their Dutch-themed projects, the Spurdos - now a more peaceful faction, though in a spat with The VOID - turning a brown sprinkle into a godly Spurdo warrior, and the new Cell Lattice using the green sprinkle as their base.

This was the first of many canvases that saw little conflict; though some were unhappy with how much space the Russian faction was claiming at the top, they appreciated the art that they were building and were allowing (as long as it fit their arctic theme) and generally let them be.

Canvas states

Initial canvas state


Canvas 4 initial state

Final canvas state


Canvas 4 final state

Timelapses

Timelapses generated from log files.
Timelapse, 1 frame every 5 minutes:
Direct links:
mp4/h.264/YUV444p [105.4MB] (best overall)
mp4/h.264/YUV420p [77.7MB] (best compatibility)
Animated GIF [40.5MB] (best quality, no playback controls)
vimeo.com/pxlsfiddle/canvas4 (hosted at Vimeo)
Timelapse, 1 frame every 500 pixels

Direct links:
mp4/h.264/YUV444p [27.8MB] (best overall)
mp4/h.264/YUV420p [21.1MB] (best compatibility)
Animated GIF [12.2MB] (best quality, no playback controls)

Analyses

Click canvas images to toggle between analysis and final image.
Palette (20):
pxls.space palette introduced in canvas 3
Canvas dimensions: 1,665x1,665
Final pixel coverage: 1,556,343/2,008,822 (77.48%)
Pixels placed: 1,863,917
User undo actions: 10,900 (0.58%)
Server undo actions: 15,272 (0.82%)
Accounts active: 3,372

Number of times central pixel was placed on: 1,179
First user to place on the central pixel: Sorunome
Last user to place on the central pixel: YellsAtStuff

Final state

Untouched pixels

Pixels that were never placed on (also referred to as virgin pixels), depicted in white.

Canvas 4 - untouched pixels

Pixel age

Age of pixels as a brightness map. Darker pixels were placed longer ago.

Canvas 4 - pixel age

Heat map

Depicting activity on the canvas as a heat map - the brighter a pixel's color, the more often it was placed on.

Canvas 4 - pixel heat map

Heat map w/o center pixel

Heat map without the center pixel skewing results

Canvas 4 - pixel heat map w/o center pixel

Pixel placement times

combined

Pixel placement times
Smooth rainbows indicate bot-like behavior.

Canvas 4 - placement times

milliseconds

Pixel placement times in milliseconds.
Smooth regions strongly indicate bot-like behavior.

Canvas 4 - placement times, milliseconds

seconds

Pixel placement times in seconds
Comb-effect regions may indicate bot-like behavior.

Canvas 4 - placement times, seconds

minutes

Pixel placement times in minutes
Gradients indicate pixel placement directions.

Canvas 4 - placement times, minutes

activity

Activity on the canvas as measured over days (horizontal axis, left is start of canvas) and hours (vertical axis, bottom is start of day). Hours are in CET.

Canvas 4 - activity over days and hours

colors over time

Total pixels of a given color placed over time, graphed.
Source: zip:colors.csv,colors.ods

Canvas 4 - colors over time, linear scale

Canvas 4 - colors over time, logarithmic scale

Pixels removed

Pixels locations where pixels were removed

User undo (green), server undo (blue), and mod rollbacks (red)


Canvas 4 - pixels removed, undo/server undo/rollback

Heatmap of server undo, and mod rollbacks


Canvas 4 - pixels removed, heatmap of server undo/rollback

Top 100 pixelers

The top 100 pixel placers on this canvas.
Top 100 pixel placers

Top 100 pixelers for the center pixel

The top 100 center pixel placers.
Top 100 center pixel placers

Layers GIMP file

This zip:canvas4_public.xcf file contains layer information in the form of a The GIMP project file.
This file is the product of manual labor with layer groups representing factions, layers representing art, and their labels showing the art and/or artist's name. It can be used to show many projects on the canvas as well as identify their canvas authors.
The GIMP layers sneak peek for Canvas 4