Create flowers and geometrical patterns in 3D. Watch them grow or unfold. A swirling pattern of stars suddenly coalesces into a geodesic sphere with all the points gracefully touching. Files are tiny, 4 - 5 KB usually, suitable for web pages.
Dec 26, 2011 12:04:29
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Description: Create flowers and geometrical patterns in 3D. Watch them grow or unfold. A swirling pattern of stars suddenly coalesces into a geodesic sphere with all the points gracefully touching. Navigate a forest of rustling leaves, or visit an island with exotic flowers. The files are extremely tiny, most are four or five KB, suitable for inclusion in 3D scenes. Uses the popular VRML format - get the Cortona plug in to view them, or embed in web page with a java applet such a Blaxxun.
You can also make anaglyph flowers which spring into 3D when you view them using
red/ blue anaglyph specs - coloured anaglyphs in fact. Also make stereoscopic images. Also use to explore shapes in higher dimesions of space -view tesseracts or simplexes in 4D, and get an inlking perhaps of what is meant by 4D or higher space dimensions. Comes with a random virtual flower scene that shows each of your virtual flowers at random accompanied by a random music clip from the companion program Fractal Tune Smithy. You can install this scene as a screen saver using the Cortona Screen Saver.
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