kinetic sketch drawing tool
June 25, 2009 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Hey, this is fun.
posted by lazaruslong at 7:40 AM on June 25, 2009

Awesome! Thanks!
posted by cerebus19 at 7:40 AM on June 25, 2009

That's the coolest thing I've seen in a long ass time.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:40 AM on June 25, 2009

I like the integration with flicker and such. Pretty cool. I can't wait to try it with video.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:41 AM on June 25, 2009

posted by escabeche at 7:45 AM on June 25, 2009

Why won't you JUST STAY STILL! I keep pushing and pushing, but they keep coming back! (This is fun)
posted by filthy light thief at 7:47 AM on June 25, 2009

This is indeed fun.
posted by blucevalo at 8:01 AM on June 25, 2009

Very nice in every respect.
posted by Jofus at 8:06 AM on June 25, 2009

Way cool! Gotta stop playing and get back to work.
posted by mareli at 8:25 AM on June 25, 2009

Love it.
posted by minifigs at 8:55 AM on June 25, 2009

yay! glad you all like it- let me know if you need any hints...
posted by localhuman at 9:15 AM on June 25, 2009

The drawing seems really unintuitive to me. You draw a rectangle, and then it puts the rectangle over to the left and up from where you drew it.
posted by smackfu at 9:28 AM on June 25, 2009

Really nice, but I think this is something I could over-think.
posted by empyrean at 9:51 AM on June 25, 2009

Oh, but I think it's cool despite that, just frustrating that it's not drawing where I put the rectangle.
posted by smackfu at 10:29 AM on June 25, 2009

smackfu, yeah that is a bug that i've tolerated throughout development. Will definitely be fixed in any newer releases.
posted by localhuman at 10:40 AM on June 25, 2009

Bravo. Hats off to you, sir.
posted by barrett caulk at 11:32 AM on June 25, 2009

This is time-wastey, artsy nonsense. My very favorite kind. Nice stuff, localhuman.

And yah, some hints would be great!
posted by lekvar at 11:48 AM on June 25, 2009

posted by misha at 12:00 PM on June 25, 2009

WHEEEEEEEEEE! Circle and triangle fight!

Kudos to you. You made a fun thing.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:04 PM on June 25, 2009

wonderful!...this if very pleasurable.
my hat is off to you sir.
posted by quazichimp at 6:03 PM on June 25, 2009

thanks again, i'm pretty surprised. from my experience, it takes people time to start to like the tool and see it as something they can use to make something cool, so it is cool that people enjoy it without putting in the hours that i've spent with it.

on the other hand, i've found that people get really good at making really cool shit with kinetic sketch after a little practice, so as a first hint i would offer the advice to just spend some time with it. but that is only if you enjoy interacting with it and stuff, and you want to make cool stuff.

as for other hints, i like to set gravity to 0, 0 and get a nice chunk of really colorful bitmap. start rotating it, slowly, and then start playing with gravity. the crazy contours of color you can get are amazing. also, if you get a picture of books, or a picture with text in it and use the bitmap fill you can make some crazy stuff. but i think webcam mode is the coolest. if you have one, try it out (if you have a mac, you might have to set your webcam settings to 'usb camera' in order to use it..). i find it to be a crazy introspection tool, to be able to see yourself in 40 different rectangles, and to see yourself move in 40 different rectangles. i've never seen myself as when seeing myself in 40 different boxes/circles/triangles...

hopefully i'm not too tired out of the idea/project to continue improving it. i think the positive response here will definitely help me out in that regard.
posted by localhuman at 10:48 PM on June 25, 2009

This is awesome. I haven't even tried bitmap mode yet because I've been too busy laying down multiple layers of colored blobs using different blend modes.
posted by spitefulcrow at 12:32 AM on June 26, 2009

I've been playing with this constantly since I saw it. So far this one is my favorite creation.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 9:20 PM on June 26, 2009

very cool!
posted by pantufla at 10:12 PM on June 27, 2009

posted by lazaruslong at 10:50 AM on June 28, 2009

This is wonderful.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:46 PM on July 4, 2009

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