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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #15 on: 2010-Oct-13 »
oops, didn't mean to recreate background,
I meant an auto mode that could simulate the air bubbles at the top dropping different tone of sand colors... like the original one.
I guess this app replicates those flat water aquariums that drop colored sands over bubbles right?
Maybe having the bubbles as collision objects and bending the i-pad sideways moves the bubbles so to affect sand falling could add to what you have so far! didn't check last version yet, will do soon...cheers!

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #16 on: 2010-Oct-13 »
An auto mode was planned, but not to recreate a background. I didnt see many sense to this (sorry guys).

A demo mode, or just for a zen-like trance. It reminded me of the kind of cleverer screen saver that used to entrance me in my younger days - an After Dark fractal-based screensaver did more to amuse than to extend my CRT lifespan :)

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #17 on: 2010-Oct-13 »
Note taken, will keep it for 1.1  :D
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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #18 on: 2010-Oct-13 »
Oh, it still might be a bad idea ;)

IMHO you'd have to weigh up the "Hey, cool!" mesmeric effect against the possible loss of a sense of achievement others feel at producing a worthwhile picture themselves, by hand. There's a (small) danger that they will feel less chanllenged/rewarded if there's an easy "auto" function. I don't know the marketplace well enough to even guess!

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #19 on: 2010-Oct-13 »
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There is a new version. Same link.
What an improvement!
I downloaded the first version. First I wanted to post that it is boring, because the same reasons the others alread said. As there were so many others saying the same I decided not to. But now it is great! It all comes together in a zen-like expirience. The music, the artwork and the minimal activity works for me. Something between trance and a flow-effect.
The only thing which now interrupts that is changing colors or background. And it is not bad as it is. The discussion how to not to interrupt that expirience is on very high level of design, I think. Maybe a kind of random mode, or a smoother menue that is not that interruptive.
I wish you luck.

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #20 on: 2010-Oct-14 »
I need someone to make backgrounds and clips for this app...  :'(

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #21 on: 2010-Oct-14 »
Landscapes, things like that? Cartoon/comic characters? Nothing too saucy I imagine (I can see Apple rejecting it if things are too spicy)?

What resolution? I'll see if I can knock something up in the next couple of days, if I may.

Here's a couple of rather quick examples just thrown together - nearby landscapy scene rather than long distance, and a toonish character. Obviously, at least the toon scene would probably need a lot of filling out (a scene to contain the character, at least the room and perhaps a blackboard with scientific scribbles on it, or something in a thought bubble).

Ideas to use as a launching pad e.g. "No, more like..." - I cannot stress how much these are NOT finished images, just thrown together quickly to respond to this thread.

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #22 on: 2010-Oct-14 »
This might be humerous, or topical, or something. I mostly find images interesting when they contain either beauty or some kind of message - even (especailly?) an ambiguous message. This is certainly A direction that an Einstein image could go in as it's developed.


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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #23 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
Be interesting if there could be hidden messages/shapes that get revealed as you fill the screen.
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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #24 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
The app is cool. I like Scott_AW's idea of revealing a shapes message over time, such as the preset text or clock time.  :good:

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #25 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
Could be a fun way to send special messages to others too.
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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #26 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
New version.

-You can change color, and drag color bars.

-change background

-add clip bits (place, scale, rotate, using 2nd mouse button to simulate multitouch)

-Snow On/Off

You can save a screenshoot using S key or pressing in top left corner. Why dont you upload here some of your screenshoot? It could be cool to see what are you getting.

Now you can place clips on the screen. You can simulate a 2nd mouse touch with 2nd mosue button.

Musician needed.
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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #27 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
LOL love the "Snow" function. Bug: If you change the colour with "Snow" on, the snow does not change colour until you turn "Sno2 off then on again. Otherwise, it's a neat "Auto" feature.

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #28 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
Not a bug, it is designed that way. So you can drop snow in a different color of the auto-snow.

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Re: Sandscape
« Reply #29 on: 2010-Oct-15 »
Ah, cool! I hadn't tried that. Lovely.


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