i was very excited about the new snake object released in the 1.6b2 cv.jit package.
whats a snake?
"A snake is a sequence of points, or anchors, that seeks to fit itself to edges in an image while trying to maintain its original shape. This achieves something similar to "magnetic lasso" or "intelligent scissors" of some image-editing software."
unfortunately in the help file there is only a manual way to specify an initial snake shape.
i followed the hint and patched cv.jit.blobs.rect object that guides the snake on its mission.
i didn't touch this until now as i have no urgent need for snakes, but i hope this will help someone, or me, on day.