Created by Peder Norrby of Trapcode, Vortex.A is his personal experiment with fluid dynamics: how liquids and gases behave – a classically difficult problem in physics/maths. Instead of adopting the available solutions for specific cases, Peder has been trying out his own approach and as a result making some pretty promising animations. The app visualizes the flow by emitting particles where you touch the screen (multi-touch works) and the fluid itself is also affected by touch. The lines are so called “pathlines” that trace the particles’ paths over time.
He will also be bringing it to VFX/motion graphics artists as a tool for fluid dynamics animations in the future. For those unaware, Peder is the author of the very popular Trapcode Suite plugins for Adobe After Effects, seen in many movies such as Terminator Salvation, Angels and Demons, Sin City, Spider Man 3, Quantum of Solace and more..
See also ProLoop, iPhone audio loop playing and sound experimentation app from Trapcode we covered few months ago.
- ProLoop [iPhone, Sound] ProLoop is an audio loop playing and sound experimentation app from Trapcode. It features a pretty cool looking interface that shows the waveform of each loop as it plays. It can play up to 6 loops and you can mix and pan each independantly. Where ProLoop shines is it's ability to mangle your loops by repitching them or performing various modulations on them (using other loops as a modulation source). You can also pitch shift loops by musical amounts, and you have control over quantization. It comes bundled with an assortment of strange loops and offers the ability to load your own loops. Other looping apps, such as Looptastic also let you play and mix loops (with an easier interface), but ProLoop should appeal to experimental, ambient, and noise oriented folks who like to play with sounds live. Peder of Trapcode sent us 5 promocodes to giveaway. If you would like one, please leave a comment below and we'll random pick 5 people tomorrow. About Trapcode: Trapcode makes software for visual effects and motion graphics. Started in 2001 by Peder Norrby the focus is on creating groundbreaking, robust technology that is easy to start using for beginners and has many complex features for advanced users. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $4.99 Developer: Trapcode See also Slice [iPhone, Sound] by The Strange […]
- FluidAutomata [iPhone, iPad] Created by Angus Forbes, FluidAutomata is an interactive fluid dynamics application for the iPhone and iPad. It let's you create dynamic interactive abstract composition using multitouch, sliders and camera. It uses a custom fluid engine that Angus created and a GPU-accelerated version of Line Integral Convolution for the visualization of the fluids. To begin using Fluid Automata, simply start touching the screen. Creative control of the fluid system is available through a set of pop-up menus and a set of ten slider. You can adjust the color palette by loading in a photo, by turning on the front or back video camera, by choosing a texture of random colors, or by choosing one of the many presets. Once the main color palette is loaded, use the left sliders to adjust the contrast, the brightness, the saturation, and the amount of blending between the original colors and the colors swirled around by the fluids. You can use the right sliders to control various aspects of the fluid itself. Below are images of the main user interface, the color and fluid sliders, and the popup menus accessible from the toolbar. The toolbar and sliders can be hidden at anytime by double-tapping anywhere on the screen. To bring back the controls, simply double-tap the screen again. Detailed instructions are always available by pressing the "?" button on the left hand side of the toolbar. Mor info is available at fluidautomata.com + See more examples on Angus' flickr. Platform: iPhone/iPad (Universal) Version: 1.01 Cost: $1.99 Developer: Angus Forbes Angus is a media artist and researcher currently affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara where he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media Arts & Technology […]
- G [iPad, iPhone] G is a Gravitation simulator designed for iPad /iPhone created by Oriol Ferrer Mesià. G allows you to quickly experiment the effects of the Universal Gravitation by adding bodies into the simulation, seeing how they react to each other in real time. The app allows you can change the speed and the value of the Gravitational Constant which factors how strongly each body attracts other bodies. The placement, the mass and the initial velocity of the newly added bodies will dictate how "successful" your system will be. Bodies will collide in G so if one of your bodies hits another body, they will merge into a single body. The physics implemented in G follow "Newton's Laws of Universal Gravitation", which states that every massive particle in the universe attracts every other massive particle with a force which is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. Luckily you don't have to worry about the math, just click away and create your play in your own universe. Highly meditative. made with openFrameworks. Platform: iPad/iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $1.99 Developer: Oriol Ferrer […]
- PulsART. [iPhone, iPad] Created by Megan Monroe, PulsART. brings back memories of Peter Saville's legendary album cover for Joy Division in the app form. Create Unknown Pleasures like visuals using a number of options provided including color, number of bends, grooves, and twists. Whats included: • 8 distinct Pulse Styles • Color switching and inversion • Large palette with 80 color options • Control over line, background, and pulse color • Control over pulse radius and magnitude • Control over line density and width • Shake undo • Save to your Photo Library Platform: iPhone / iPad (Universal) Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Megan Monroe See also Joy Division LP Cover Visualized [Flash] by Mr.Doob and #landscape tag on […]
- Sum05 by Lia – Generative experience for iPhone and iPad Sum05 is the latest iPhone/iPad application by the austrian artist Lia. The app invites the user to "collaborate" with the machine in the discovery of randomly placed obstacles created by the machine. Together you play to create images that are constantly new, instantly becoming history, never to reappear the same again. In the tradition of apps released by Lia, the app requires no previous expertise or training to be used. Instead, basic functions are available - shake, tilt and tap. You can shake the device to get a random color selection, tap to reposition the elements randomly: tap on the left side to get more, tap on the right side to get fewer elements; how high you tap changes the way the lines curve. Double-tap will restart all elements on the bottom of the screen and triple-tap for a neutral white color. Tilt the device to change the movement of the elements on screen. The app is available for free on the AppSore. Created with openFrameworks. Download | Project […]
- RetroScreen [iPhone, iPad] Created by Mike Tucker and published by CreativeApplications.Net, RetroScreen is an interactive incarnation of the older generation screensavers now designed for the iPad / iPhone and iPod Touch. If you can recall the days of endlessly starring at your PC/Mac screen watching the 'amazing' graphics and miss the innocence of 90's computing platforms, you can now indulge your nostalgia with RetroScreen. RetroScreen is a collaboration between CAN and Mike bringing you not one but five different modes in RetroScreen, each taking full advantage of multitouch. The first mode includes a deforming curve, second a polygon, third just points, fourth a filled shape and last but not least a line revolving around the centre of the screen. All modes include ability to add additional points resulting in visually stunning output. Controls: • Tap and drag to control a point. • Double tap to delete a point. • Double tap anywhere else to add a new point.. • And don't forget, you can take screenshots in any app by clicking Home and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. Made with openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit. ..a CreativeApplications.Net application. By purchasing RetroScreen you are also supporting CreativeApplications.Net and we would like to thank […]
- Deko – Generative Wallpapers for iOS Created by Jaakko Tuomivaara and Johan Halin, Deko is an application for iPhone and iPad that creates images from simple shapes using a generative process. There are a number of set presets which are used to generate images. Once the images are loaded you can apply up to 4 different parameters to modify the existing graphic or change to another preset all together. Different to many other desktop wallpaper apps, there is an endless (probably limited eventually) number of variations on existing preset. Depending on the extent of parameter, colors, scale, rotation and positions are altered. Images can then be saved at low res or high resolution ($1.99 in app purchase). The app was creating iOS native Cocoa and UIKit. The images are created with Core Graphics, although an update with OpenGL rendering is planned. Project Page | Download on AppStore […]
- WURM [iPad, iPhone] Created by Anna Oguienko, an artist/developer from Toronto, WURM is a generative drawing tools built around presets and parameters. The app allows you to play with palettes, shapes and drawing modes to create different compositions. It includes 5 shapes (each adjustable for more variations), over 10 colour palettes with transparency, multi-touch support and if on the iPad, turn-off "multitasking gestures" in Settings on your device and try WURM using all ten fingers. I managed to create some really impressive images after five minutes of play. Joshua Davis' aesthetic is very present, ie animated shapes that leave trace as you move finger over the screen, nevertheless the app does allow you to create unique pieces, especially when mix and matching different presets. Even with only 5 shapes, colour and behaviour, the variations do become endless. Latest version includes "shuffle" feature allowing you to just simply randomise effects and draw. Works well for those not interested to play with the parameters but rather would just jump in and draw. Anna was also kind to send us 5 promocodes for our readers. First to use them gets the app for free. They are: APLT3WWX443W, RWW7RFXEX4WE, PWTKP9XLK4YW, 4P9MJJ4HHWHW, XR6T3966HTPR Would love to see your creations on CA's flickr group... Platform: iPhone/iPad (Universal) Version: 1.4 Cost: $1.99 Developer: annca LABS, […]
Posted on: 04/07/2010
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