Inspired by Rhonda or just a slight coincidence, WireDraw is a drawing applications on the iPhone that allows you to draw lines in three dimensions. Using iPhones built in accelerometer, you draw lines on a invisible rotating cylinder. You can adjust the line thickness, colour, intensity the cyclinder rotates (accelerometer), add grid for reference and save your creations.
Because the working plane you are drawing on is a cylinder, ie distance of the pen from the centre of rotation is always consistent, you will unfortunately end up endlessly drawing helix type objects. Slightly a shame as ability to modify the radius or the cyclinder plane would allow you to produce much more interesting creations. As in Rhonda, the fun really begins when you start to rotate the cylinder itself, drawing in true three dimensions which for now you are not able to do in WireDraw. Currently, in simplest of terms, with WireDraw you only draw on a flat plane that has been wrapped around the cylinder.
WireDraw is interesting nevertheless. Whilst current functionality is limited, the possibilities in future updates could be very exciting. Whether team behind the Rhonda will address iPhone platform before that happens remains to be seen. For now, WireDraw is more proof of concept rather than something you will use often but taking into account it is free, it is a must download anyhow.
- Touch Vision Interface [openFrameworks, Arduino, Android] Created by Teehan+Lax Labs, Touch Vision Interface is a combination of software and hardware to allow realtime manipulation of content on a remote device via touch interface on a mobile device. Instead of purely using mobile device screen as an input, the user views the remote content and applies the content simultaneously, better know but not necessarily a form of AR. I can still recall the first time I saw an Augmented Reality demo. There was a sense of wonderment from the illusion of 3D models living within the video feed. Of course, the real magic was the fact that the application was not only viewing its surrounding environment, but also understanding it. AR has proven to be an incredible tool for enhancing perception of the real world. Despite this, I’ve always felt that the technology was somewhat limited in its application. It is typically implemented as output in the form of visual overlays or filters. But could it also be used for user input? We decided to explore that question by pairing the principles of AR (like real-time marker detection and tracking) with a natural user interface (specifically, touch on a mobile phone) to create an entirely new interactive experience. The translation of touch input coordinates to the captured video feed creates the illusion of being able to directly manipulate a distant surface. Peter imagines future applications of this technology both in the living room or in large open spaces. Brands could crowd-source easier with billboard polls, group participation on large installations could feel more natural. Likewise other applications could include music creation experience where each screen becomes an instrument. The possibilities become even more exciting when considering the most compelling aspect of the tool – the ability to interact with multiple surfaces without interruption. No need to switch devices through a secondary UI – simply touch your target. You could imagine a wall of digital billboards that users seamlessly paint across with a single gesture. Created using opencv-android, openframeworks and python/arduino for the led matrix. Touch Vision Interface (Thanks […]
- Type Drawing [iPhone] TypeDrawing is an iPhone app that lets you drawing with letters! Type a sentence or word you want to say, set the background, choose the font and draw. Just released version 1.1 adds function to set background paper from photo album or by taking a picture with the camera. Multi-language & PDF export will be supported soon but for now, save to library button helps avoid the cumbersome screengrab combo. TypeDrawing originally started with an online project in year 2005 which already includes many interesting drawings. Only a small disappointment is that the iPhone app can't upload/add pictures to the online project. Understandable of course as the online flash app would most probably require a rewrite. For now, you are invited to join this Flickr group to share your Type Drawings. TypeDrawing is nevertheless a fun new way to explore drawing type and a valuable addition to the ever growing number of great drawing apps on the iPhone. Main Features: - Type a sentence or word - Choose a font - Choose a background paper - Save your artwork at Photo Album Platform: iPhone Version: 1.1 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Hansol […]
- Movosity [iPhone] Movosity is an iPhone drawing application that allows users to draw in three dimensions. Shapes are created by moving the device around in physical space, rather than by drawing on the screen with your finger, and movement is recorded and displayed. The drawing can be viewed from different angles simply by adjusting the orientation of the phone. In additionÂ drawings can be submitted to the online gallery, where they will be viewable both from the website and from the in-app gallery. Your device will be assigned a unique number, allowing you to go back later and see the drawings you have created. The app is not too dissimilar to AirPaint that usesÂ built-in accelerometer to estimate how you move the iPhone when painting a stroke in air and the stroke is then displayed on screen. It is great to seeÂ Movosity pick up on exactly the comments we made aboutÂ AirPaint including the three dimensional possibilities as well as social/sharing features. Movosity is beautifully crafted and probably first ever attempt to explore iPhone's accelerometer capability spatially. I am very impressed and I am sure you will be too. See also the wonderful movosity.com for some examples. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: […]
- 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 […]
- Fluid Motion Painter [iPhone] A new addition to the ever growing collection of particle emitters for the iPhone, Fluid Motion Painter is a new release by David HoeÂ with a considerable amount of features to create and modify particle effects. Apart from what you would expect, and we have seen a number of apps incorporate elements like colours and stroke sizes, Fluid Motion Painter includes features like frame-by-frame viewing, force direction, rotations and much more. Features: + Full resolution, high frame-rate, cutting edge graphics + Make your own colour sets, or choose from preset color combinations + Low and high level control over field customization + Set of high level options to customize global motion such as speed, randomness, scaling and translations + Includes a custom field editor with velocity brush to shape the underlying movement + Choose from different brush types + Single or dual touch + Quick pause - top corners + Frame-by-frame viewing + Snapshot button saves to 'saved photos' folder + Infinite amount of possible variation For more example images, seeÂ fmpapp.com Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Headvoid via Fluid Motion Painter - About […]
- Edge Touch [iPhone] We have already mentioned 32x32 and DotEditor but released only 2 days is a fully featured pixel art editor Â Edge Touch. Feature packed with ability to copy and paste sections of the drawings, full colour at your disposal, fill, marquee selections including magic wand, transform ie scale, layers and animation(!), Edge Touch is highly impressive. I am also very surprised of the accuracy and found myself less likely to make a mistake than in DotEditor. Fast, feature full pixel art drawing on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Whilst 32x32 offers precision in greyscale and wonderful interface and DotEditor full colour but lacks accuracy, if you are after a full colour pixel art editor, for now, Edge Touch is the one to go for. [Main Features] -Supports from 1x1 to 256x256 pixels. -Basic drawing function that free-form curve, is straight line, square, round, etc. -Function that can be canceled at once by doing tap by middle finger at the time of drawing by forefinger. -Undo and Redo function. -Grid display function (It is revokable at intervals). -The adjustment by not only RGB color space but also the HLS color space is possible in the color palette. -Layer function. -Layer group function to edit two or more layers at the same time (movement and copy paste, etc. within the range of selection). -The same size can be displayed at the same time. -Animation function to use layer. -Function that exports to photographic library. (ps. are we seeing another "Edge" trademark infringement on the way?) Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $1.99 Developer: TAKABO […]
- Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool [News] Zach Lieberman (openframeworks) andÂ Zach Gage (synthpond) have just joined the Rhonda Team. Â "Rhonda" is a 3D drawing tool originally developed byÂ Amit Pitaru circa 2003.Â The first half of the video below shows James Paterson doing a drawing start to finish. In the second part James is cycling through various previous drawings, created between 2004 and 2005. For the last several years Rhonda has been shown in galleries, museums, festivals and conferences. It's very exciting to hear that the team is now working on the app and will be creating releases of Rhonda for various platforms. You can find out more here and see some of Amit's past work here. See also Sonic Wire Sculptor by Amit / Mac + Windows (via […]
- Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool [News] – Now in Private Beta Rhonda, a 3d drawing tool originally developed byÂ Amit Pitaru circa 2003 has now entered private beta. Those that registered would have received an email earlier today announcing the beta together with the download link and introduction video (see below) by Zach Lieberman (openframeworks). Built withÂ openFrameworks, this beta version is a bit different from the one you sawÂ James using on the main page. The video on the main page shows James using a Cintiq Wacom tablet and a track ball. But for this first release, the team wanted to create a version that everyone could use without having to purchase additional hardware. The team also points out that this being the first beta release - expect the unexpected. Having had a quick play, it's exactly as expected. A little difficult to get used to but the idea is pretty simple. You draw on the workplane then rotate the view to add new contours. Because, as many agree, this is quite an incredible tool, it deserves a much closer look. I look forward to writing an extended review once the app is ready for prime time. For the time being, I will have a play + enjoy seeing how Rhonda develops. The team behind Rhonda: Amit Pitaru James Paterson Zach Lieberman Zach […]
Posted on: 27/07/2009
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