Whirl Art

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If you're old like me, you may remember the incredibly awesome Spin Art toy.
The Spin Art was originally made in the 60’s. It had a plastic tray, and inside a spinning platform with paper attached. Once turned on, the platform spun around at a high speed. The idea then was to drop paint on it and create swirling designs and patterns.

Whirl Art is my attempt to reproduce this experience in a digital medium. While it is certainly not a perfect reproduction, it does have some interesting and unique qualities. If you make a mess (as I always did), you can “undo” it. You can also save your art and share it with your friends.

Also available at http://whirlart.com

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wish it saved as a gif not a jpeg image other than that i could waste hours faffing around with this decent entertaining trippy game

smatthews1999 responds:

Update: WhirlArt now saves animated GIFs!

A very entertaining and artistic time waster. Really enjoyable and worth to develop further.
It could be improved by adding more kinds of lines like square or sine waves to increase the possible combinations and maybe some chilly atmospheric music as background.

Weren't those toys called spirographers or something like that ?

smatthews1999 responds:

Thanks for the excellent suggestions. The toy was called the "Spin Art" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_art

cool take on a nostalgic part of my child hood

Credits & Info

3.02 / 5.00

Jun 29, 2017
5:30 PM EDT
Simulation - Other