Fractal4D is an Adobe Air application that enables you to create wonderful radiating line effects and export them into apps such asÂ Adobe Illustrator or as a standard PNGÂ imageÂ file. There is a large number of options included such as ability to tweak the colours, blending, blur (lines drawn blur as you draw new ones on top), running full screen and turning the background transparent.
Well worth a play even if you don’t feel it may be appropriate for a project you are working on now, it’sÂ definitelyÂ something to add to yourÂ paletteÂ of graphic generative tools for later.
The app was created byÂ Matt Kenefick.
For more information and to follow the development, seeÂ mattkenefick.com
- ColorBrowser [Air] ColorBrowserÂ is a simple way to create andÂ organiseÂ your favorite color palettes. Sets of colors are easily viewable in a clean interface. Edit them, rearrange them, create new sets, make them your own. The app is cross-platform usingÂ Adobe's AIR technology. You begin with an empty library and by clicking new you are greeted with colour editor to create 5 or more colours. You can either use RGB or HSB references and this is easily converted into appropriate hex colour references. You can createÂ palettesÂ of 1 or 20 colours if you like, there are no limits. You are also able to name these, edit and duplicate as you need and yourÂ palettesÂ areÂ automaticallyÂ saved. ColorBrowserÂ is a simple and a useful little app. Of course, it would be great to be able to export these as illustrator colourÂ palettes but as we know getting the colours right is the hard part, moving them or recreating them in illustrator is easy. Think of it as a colour sketch book. A fun little tool to organise your colour ideas. Download it here. Platform: Cross-Platform/Adobe Air Version: 1.0 Cost: Free Developer: Levitation Design ColorBrowser If youÂ regularlyÂ work with colours also check outÂ colourlovers.com If you like this and have an iPhone also check out Color […]
- ‘Rewind’ by Pauline Saglio revives a physical link with the reading of the time Rewind is a digital clock collection designed to revive a physical link with the reading of the time. For all three clocks, a unique way to rewind its mechanism is introduced making the stronger and more meaningful connection between the physical and the […]
- Flare [Flash] Flare is an ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash Player. From basic charts and graphs to complex interactive graphics, the toolkit supports data management, visual encoding, animation, and interaction techniques. Even better, flare features a modular design that lets developers create customized visualization techniques without having to reinvent the wheel. View theÂ demos andÂ sample applications to see a few of the visualizations built using flare. Flare is open-source software released under aÂ BSD license, meaning it can be freely deployed and modified (and even sold for $$). Flare's design was adapted from its predecessorÂ prefuse, a visualization toolkit for Java. Well-Formed Eigenfactor [Flash] is a good example howÂ Flare can be utilised. SeeÂ Flare site for more […]
- I Follow – Randomly generated flipbooks by Matthias Dörfelt I Follow is an ongoing series of computer generated flip books created by Matthias Dörfelt where the creature, landscape and animation are randomly generated, using Matthias' hand drawn […]
- TiltShift Generator [Air] Takayuki Fukatsu (iTunes link), well known for his range of wonderful photography apps for the iPhone, has just released a new application for creatingÂ TiltShift (Wikipedia) effects on the desktop. Tilt-shift photographyÂ refers to the use ofÂ camera movementsÂ on small- and medium format cameras. In many cases, it refers to tilting theÂ lensÂ relative to theÂ image planeÂ and using a largeÂ apertureÂ to achieve a very shallowÂ depth of field (wikipedia) BeautifullyÂ crafted in Takayaki's usual black aesthetic, TiltShift is an Adobe Air app for Mac, Windows and Linux. Using a simple set of controls you can quickly apply wonderful TiltShift effects to your photograph. Radius andÂ strengthÂ included, a number of different effects like saturation, contrast, brightness and vignetting have also been added. We have already seen a number of tutorials on how to achieve this effect using Photoshop and on these groups onÂ MacRumors ,Â Flickr andÂ this group but besides the iPhone app (TiltShift - iPhone)Â there hasn't yet been an app solely dedicated to generating TiltShift effect. Takayaki has done a wonderful job. Whether you are a pro or a casual photographer,Â TiltShift should be a great new addition to your arsenal...and it's free! TiltShift Generator [Air] See alsoÂ ToyCamera [iPhone],Â QuadCamera [iPhone] andÂ QuadAnimator [Flash, […]
- Hydro-Fold by Christophe Guberan – Self folding inkjet printed paper Created by Christophe Guberan, student at Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), this inkjet printer prints patterns that contort pieces of paper into specific 3D forms. Dezeen reports that the modified printer uses a mixture of water and ink in the cartridge and causes the paper to fold along wet lines and humid areas. Whereas normally these complex forms would require somewhat complex simulation in Rhino before being folded manually, Christophe method makes use of the shrinking quality of paper to allow it to reform into required shapes based on the patterns printed. Different patterns, grids and shapes can be printed on paper using this specific liquid. While drying, the paper contorts, folds and retracts around the printed and humid areas, transforming it self from a 2-dimensional paper sheet to a 3-dimensional structure where lines become edges and surfaces become volumes. There will be a live presentation of the project at the Salone Satellite at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next week. Read more on Dezeen […]
- Hypo [Flash] Hypo is a collaboration between Matt Booth and Peter Crawley, where adobe flash was used to generate hypotrochoid designs finally resulting in stitched prints. Matt built a small Flash tool for his personal use where he could control the radius and rotation speeds of 3 circles, each sitting within the other. He could then specify the line thickness and colours used in the code and once happy with the the values, hitting play would create the animation. When the animation is finished, Matt saves the designs as a PDF using the print functionality, outputting a vector file which could then be printed at a large scale. Peter then chose 3 designs to work with resulting in the stiched designs you can see below. More outputs can been viewed here. Matt plans to creating large prints of the other designs and possibly turning it into an iPad app. Project Page here and here. Previously: Visualator [Flash, iPhone, iPad] - @CAProjects app by @matthbooth […]
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