Gource in Bloom

My earlier experiment with Bloom (I am tempted to call it Gourceian Blur) has lead to a new effect/feature in Gource.

(Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjUuAuBcoqs)

The bloom effect is achieved by blending radial gradients with each other additively. You can do a high quality version by drawing a perfect radial gradient with a Shader, but in Gource i’m using a 512×512 texture which looks fine in most circumstances.


  1. Vincent B.
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I really like your software, watching my projects expanding in a visual way is really interesting.

  2. Andrew Caudwell
    Posted December 16, 2009 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Thanks, glad you like it.

  3. Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Great stuff! What a shame I don’t use any of the 2 supported source control systems 🙂

  4. Andrew Caudwell
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Permalink


    Actually, right now it works with four:

    • Git
    • Mercurial
    • SVN
    • CVS

    I’ve updated the project page to make it a bit more clear.

  5. mike
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    Why not add visual source safe, its easy enough.

    Unless your a ms hater?

  6. Andrew Caudwell
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I don’t know much about Source Safe. If someone wrote a patch to add support for it I’d probably add it.

    Looks like you can export Source Safe to Git, and then you could run Gource against the Git repo, so that would be one way

  7. Posted April 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Really great work with Gource. Thank you.

  8. Craig Anslow
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Hi Andrew,

    Really nice work.

    I would like to get in touch with you about your project. Can you please email me?

    Many thanks.

    Kind regards,