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.
Posted on: 06/08/2009