I'm looking for an automated tool that takes a file or series of files and creates an image from small sections of the code. Does something like this exist?

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The best results without installing any software you'd get using Instacode. As this is a web service you have to be comfortable with releasing that snippet to the public. Here some samples: sample1 sample2 sample3

As already given in the comments you can script Gimp and Blender using Python. Thus it should be easy to extract some lines of code and use them as rendering input.

If you're familiar with POV-Ray, that might be also an option. Text object in POVRay.

While POV-Ray and Blender give you most flexibility in tweaking the look at the cost of work/time. Instacode gives you shiny results, well, instantly.

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  • The url of the POV-Ray example is plain text, as noobs aren't allowed to insert more than 2 links per post... – mbx Mar 28 '11 at 17:55
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    Now the POV-Ray example is linked as well :-). – sleske Mar 28 '11 at 18:18
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    Just for the records, please use newcomer or, if it has to be shortened, newb...noob is mostly negatively used. ;) – Bobby Mar 30 '11 at 10:16

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