Imagine painting beautiful artwork and setting it to motion. Now you can with the “Art in Motion” iPad app! Tap and swipe as magical colors swirl across the screen. Add orbs (round balls of colors) onto the scene and watch them mash, repel, or explode right before your eyes.
You start with creating a scene, the interactive “painting” that you play with. Instead of painting landscapes or portraits, you add orbs that contain their own unique properties. These orbs are colorful circles that you can edit, from color, to movement, to size and elasticity. So customize away! The magic happens when your fingers touch the screen.
Mesh up these options and you got yourself an amazing piece of artwork! Some scenes can require the user to interact with it by touching or tilting the iPad, while others can move around wildly. Interact with scenes while music is playing for even more fun! It’s like playing with a digital version of a lava lamp. It’s amusing and visually stimulating at the same time.
The “Art in Motion” app comes with 10 pre-bundled scenes that you can edit and play with. Simply load the scene, make your changes, then save it as a new scene. You also have the option of creating scenes from scratch as well.
This app lets you create artwork you can experience. Here’s a demo of how the app works:
When editing scenes, you can change the orb’s type (plain, explosive, gravity, and repel), size, color, bounce, shape, and friction. For each scene, you can also modify the color fades, how the orbs blend, glow, and its sharpness. In addition, you can also control the scene’s speed and physics properties. It’s a whole lot of multi-touch fun!
When you’re done playing with a scene, tap two fingers on the iPad to make the menu appear again.
A feature I’d like to see added in future updates is the ability to add music and sound effects to the scenes. For example, when the orbs collide, they could make an exploding sound while space themed music plays in the background. Another feature I’d like to see is a way for users export or upload their scenes to share with others. The developer has already thought about these features and we may see them in upcoming updates!