by: FordArtWorks • 52
This isn't a drawing program: there are preset that you can edit and animate at your whim, using the tools the app provides. Thus, you can combine geometrical shapes and set repeating patterns to create beautiful animations.
First off select the image preset, you can apply waveforms, spirals, cones, gradients and change the animation focus. Likewise, you can set the cycles, the strength, the color, ratio and other parameters for waveforms, animations and other shapes. Just drag and drop to create and edit, undo/redo as many times as you need and turn some static elements into a harmonious animation.
Although the idea backing this app is great (creating your own animations from given sources), implementation isn't that good. It's quite difficult to get the hang of it. It needs a step by step tutorial to teach users Sources' main tools. In addition, it should be enhanced on the design side.
by Emmanuel , Appszoom
Aug 09, 2013
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SourcesPro is a genuinely unique, fun App for creating computer graphics images and animations. It allows you to combine simple geometric constructs (waves and repeating patterns) in various ways. Surprisingly complex (and often quite beautiful) things can emerge. (The background to the banner above was done with Sources.) It is deep, with countless possible permutations. It is an App to explore.It works on fairly modest phones and on large tablets.
To get an idea of the range of things that Sources can do (so far!) have a look at the galleries on the web site. See also the montage of images above. A full 58 examples are built in to the App to give you inspiration and show how certain effects can be achieved.
Of course, animation adds a whole other dimension - these images move! You can use the animation designs as live wallpers now, which is a load of fun, using the FREE SourcesWP - market://details?id=uk.co.fordartworks.SourcesPlayer. SourcesWP requires Android 4.0+.
Please note that it is possible to create moving/flashing patterns with the App when you animate. If you are susceptible to epilepsy caused by flashing lights, see the warning here http://www.fordartworks.co.uk/advice.htm#warning. This warning also comes up (by default) before the App starts. The App is designed to generate high quality image files (up 4000 pixels), so it can, of course, be used without making any use of the animation facility.
This is a fun, creative app whose possibilities will take you a very long time to exhaust.
Explore, and enjoy!