Magic Fluids

Magic Fluids

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Can be entertaining
  • Good design and control response
Cons
  • Pretty useless
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Expert's Review
5.0
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"Smoke and Water fluids"

Reviewed by / Mar 20, 2013

Create beautiful animations and set them as live wallpaper

Magic Fluids is an animation application for Android that allows you to create beautiful and colorful smoke and water traces all across the screen for as many time as you want.

There is a Settings section that allows you to change the main features and customize the final result to your taste. Fluid type, the force, the colors, the amount, lifetime and even shape of the particles, they are all available for changing, although you can always go back to the predefined options if you don't feel like customizing. The app allows you to stop the animations and save screenshots, as well as set the animation as a live wallpaper.

Mad Scientist is the developer of Magic Fluids Free and premium version. If you like creating artistic animations or want your kid to be entertained, you surely find this app useful and entertaining to use.

Tags: magic fluids.

Developer's original description available here
Fluid animation in your pocket! Touch the screen and create beautiful motion of colorful smoke and water.

Key features of Magic Fluids:

- Highly configurable fluid behaviour and look
- 10 configuration presets - if you're lazy
- You can save your own presets
- Multitouch controls
- Smoke (gas) and water (liquid) animation
- Thousands of particles moving with the fluid
- You can pause the animation anytime and save screenshots
- You can use Magic Fluids as a regular app or as a Live Wallpaper
- Highly optimized, multiple quality settings for wide range of devices

Possibilities are endless, effects are fantastic.

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DETAILS

Magic Fluids allows for a great deal of customization. You can modify fluid type, color palette, how long it stays on the screen, when colors should change and much more.

Fluid alone is great, but it only gets better. Turn on particles and watch how they move with the fluid and emphasize it's motion. Particles have lots of configuration options as well - shape, size, color and more. You can have more than 15000 particles on the screen, but you better have a strong device if you want to do that!

Whatever configuration you come up with, it would be great to save it and use anytime later. That's what user presets are for - you can store ten fluid presets and load them with a single click!

Are you lazy and don't want to wade through lots of settings? You can use one of ten predefined fluid configurations and still experience a great diversity that Magic Fluids offers! Examples of existing presets are Floating Flames, Wavy Winter or Classy Combination.

Magic Fluids features two fluid animation methods:

- Smoke - classic gas simulation. Smoke is slow and steady. It's great when you want to slow down and relax
- Water - uncommon method that makes fluid behaviour more similar to liquid than gas. You can almost feel the pressure propagating through the water while you touch the screen. It's perfect when you want to create dynamic animations and images full of swirls and curls.

When you press the Menu Button (hardware button on older devices, three-dot button on newer ones) animation pauses. From there you can clear the screen, go to settings menu or save the screenshot to file on external storage (it goes to /Pictures/MagicFluids/ directory). Note that external storage (which usually means SD Card, but on some devices external storage is actually internal) must be available on your device. You can later use it as a wallpaper or show your friends what you can do with Magic Fluids!

Magic Fluids is primarily intended to be used as a separate application but you can also use it as a Live Wallpaper! Due to diversity of Android devices it's a little shaky feature though. I will really appreciate if you report any issues (hopefully there won't be any!) straight to magicfluids@madscientist.pl and I'll try to fix them ASAP.

Talking about diversity of devices... Magic Fluids works great on a wide range of them, thanks to multiple quality settings. On first run it will try to guess which is best for your device, but you might want to experiment with them to make sure that your hardware is used to it's limits. Just don't get offended if the most convenient setting turns out to be "I Found My Grandpa's Phone"! :)

I want to hear from you!
magicfluids@madscientist.pl

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.2
Includes two new features:
- Color inversion - gives really interesting color effects and kind of allows to change background color
- Gravity - makes fluid move when you tilt the device

There are two new presets that show the effects in action. They're available in both free and paid version, but settings that modify new effects (which are located in new "Effects" tab) are unlocked in paid version only.

Additionaly, a few bugs were fixed, so the app should be more stable now.


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Comments and ratings for Magic Fluids
  • (75)

    by kristinn kristinsson on 11/04/2014

    Coolest app ever made.

  • (75)

    by dylan harvey on 02/04/2014

    Really good

  • (75)

    by Chelle Christopher on 26/03/2014

    Absolutely worth buying, stunning visuals that are truly amazing.. Wonderful work, congrats Dev!

  • (75)

    by Stephen Petko on 23/03/2014

    Not much more to say. Every time I try something else I end up coming back. Just great.

  • (75)

    by Karicat Watts on 18/03/2014

    THIS IS BY FAR, HANDS DOWN, WITH OUT A DOUBT THE BEST APP AVAILABLE TO HUMANKIND!!!!

  • (75)

    by Dana Church on 12/03/2014

    I enjoy an interactive screen and change it up from time to.time, but I always go back to this one. Completely customizable down to the smallest detail, and plenty of great preset options too. Job well done mad scientist!

  • (75)

    by Lutfi Abdallah on 09/03/2014

    Time waster but great programming.