Harmonic Geometry Video :: MandalaScope by Miika Kuisma

Put on your headphones, toggle fullscreen, let the waves relax you, fly through you, become harmony within you. Enjoy:

MandalaScope by Miika Kuisma :: Click To Open in VImeo

MandalaScope by Miika Kuisma :: Click To Open in Vimeo :: Fullscreen & Headphones!

https://vimeo.com/103708632

This beautiful video was made by Miika Kuisma (Soundcloud page) utilizing geometries made by me, shortly after first version of GeoKone was released. The music is by Above & Beyond, so we didn’t release it back then, but now I feel that any content that can quiet and relax you for a while is worth releasing! Everything is a remix after all!

I have watched this video many times, with tears going down my eyes, and I dont even really understand why, the music has a lot to do of course, but Miika has the skill to create emotions in the viewer with little subleties. May this bring harmony and joy to you, and inspire to create also!

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GeoKone.NET Interactive Geometry Projection Installation @ Kosmos Festival 2015

For the last three weeks, I had been working on creating an interactive GeoKone.NET powered geometry installation for Kosmos 2015 Festival. The idea was to create an interactive installation that people could control themselves and synchronize the visuals to the music playing on the Spacetime Stage at the festival.

Designign the controller interface

Designing the controller interface

Google Chrome browser has webmidi -support builtin, so connecting a Korg Kaosspad R3 controller to my laptop and reading midi -signals was pretty easy. Just had to figure out how to have some kind of intelligent and intuitive controls.

The idea was also not to break the geometry or the visuals, because with GeoKone you can pretty easily crash the browser, because exponential growth in processing and memory when increasing the recursion depth or number of points in the scene.

So I had to design some kind of limitations too, so that people could not mess up the beautiful scenes. And really to create new scenes with the controller was too difficult, so I created a bunch of nice scenes people could browse and select one to modify and work from there.

I’m pretty happy how the installation turned out! Here are a couple of videos from the event (Thanks to Suvi Suvereeni for filming and sharing):

 

People really seemed to enjoy this, as I observed people staying on the controller for long periods of time, some even as long as 30 minutes. Visitors also got the hang of synchronizing the visuals to the music, which was nice to see! :) Here is a quote from a user:

That was awesome! I hope I will get to try that again some time, one of the best moments of this summer for sure!

So! This means that in the future, GeoKone will have MIDI -support! You can plugin any controller and control the scenes with your favorite hardware .. how about that :) Can’t wait to implement this properly.

Also, big thanks to Miika Kuisma and Samuel Aarnio for helping me on site, and for everybody who collaborated on the stage and made this possible.

Until then, now work continues again on Geometrify, which about I will update more info later.

Video :: Export frame-by-frame movie from GeoKone Tutorial

I had some inspiration to do a long requested tutorial on how to export movies out of GeoKone, so I decided to make it as the new version 0.99.62 has the ability to export frame-by-frame by using the combination of “PrintScreen/ctrl+p, ‘ (quote), Enter” keyboard shortcuts.

Here is the tutorial video, featuring background music by my friend Luminescent:

With this technique you can also export GIF -animations! Here is an example:

This image showcases the Hue Rotation feature in the new release

This image showcases the Hue Rotation feature in the new release

Enjoy this new feature and have fun, go to http://GeoKone.NET and start playing around with these new features!

GeoKone.NET Updated :: Now With Rainbow Fractals, watch out Unicorns!

GeoKone.NET has just evolved into a very fine tuned rainbow fractal machine, Unicorns and Nyan Cats watch out! Color hue animation support will bring out so much new exciting possibilities, especially when combined with the tracing option.  Warning: may cause epilepsy or flashbacks of the 70s! ;)

Automatic hue animation!

Automatic hue animation!

Much UI polish, renaming of formations to layers, more keyboard shortcuts. Overall, just slowly cooked polish (no offend to people of Poland) everywhere! Oh yeah, everything is now saved and loaded from the Cloud, those old servers were so boring, the new clouds are much better! (cough).

Another example. Imagine what you can do with this!

Another example. Imagine what you can do with this!

More refined example when hue rotation speed is lower

More refined example when hue rotation speed is lower

Another example. You could create beautiful wallpapers with this.

Another example. You could create beautiful wallpapers with this.

Be sure to check out the rewritten Help page for more details: http://app.geokone.net/help.html

Point Radius Ratio setting removed, breakage of old scenes with points

Unfortunately something old must go in order to make room for new, so I removed the Point Radius Ratio parameter to simplify things, now you only set the Point Radius directly. The behaviour of this also changed, now the point sizes are directly related to the Child Radius Ratio setting, so you can create images like this:

Rorschach like patterns with new point radius behaviour

Rorschach like patterns with new point radius behaviour

Also, big thank you again anybody who has donated! I will make a list of GeoKone.NET supporters. Your money has gone towards paying the servers and purchasing some nice music from http://bandcamp.com, so you are indirectly supporting other indie artists too!

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Enjoy! Go play with this live at http://GeoKone.NET !

 

Generating Modern Art with GeoKone.NET

Here are a couple of images I created today with GeoKone.NET, just to showcase some of the new features coming up in the next version. Here you can prominently see the Hue Rotation feature, which allows you to animate the hue of colors automatically. This creates some very nice, very modern art style looking images, while changing parameters same time as the animation and tracing is running (Click for full resolution versions):

Beautiful combination of colors

Beautiful combination of colors

Another example of point size changing while animating

Another example of point size changing while animating

Rotating the formations around and changing point radius can create this kind of vortex like effect

Rotating the formations around and changing point radius can create this kind of vortex like effect

Modern art, probably if a famous artist did this on a canvas could sell for 100 000 euros ;P

Modern art, probably if a famous artist did this on a canvas could sell for 100 000 euros ;P

The Hue Animation brings out the fractal nature of these formations

The Hue Animation brings out the fractal nature of these formations

In this you can see very paint like features

In this you can see very paint like features

Explosion of color, zooming and changing point radius while tracing

Explosion of color, zooming and changing point radius while tracing

Changing the opacity and zoom level while tracing creates this kind of camera like effects

Changing the opacity and zoom level while tracing creates this kind of camera like effects

Here you can see the point radius parameter is changed carefully manually while the formation animates

Here you can see the point radius parameter is changed carefully manually while the formation animates

Beautiful Rainbow Star, a Six Pointed formation traced around and again point radius changed carefully with the keyboard while animating

Beautiful Rainbow Star, a Six Pointed formation traced around and again point radius changed carefully with the keyboard while animating

Do you know any other software that can create this kind of artistic results ? I dont think there are many others like this, if you do,  please leave a comment! I would love to in the future to integrate geokone as an artistic brush into some more advanced image editing tools .. but that is something that is coming in the future maybe!

Now go to http://GeoKone.NET and start Creating Art Yourself, Now! This hue animation feature is not yet live, but is coming in the next version! And remember, always have fun, whatever you are doing!

Video :: Listening to Recursive Geometry :: Cymatic Experiment

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My friend Hystereo Psychovsky discovered some time ago that you can listen to images with FL Studio Beepmap plugin. So he tested out feeding it some Sacred Geometry images made with GeoKone.NET, and heard that some of the results are almost resembling music and natural progressions, or like sounds from some animals, like crickets, or very spacey sounds, like coming from another dimension.

These are just some of the images we tested, some would generate even like Icaro -like chants or songs, but those will be saved for future videos. There is definitely some potential here, hopefully at some point we will be implementing pure generative sound into GeoKone, at some version :) Imagine creating audio visually from recursive geometry ^_^

But go ahead, Listen to some Geometry!

Amazing Creations by GeoKone.NET Users

At this point I want to share some great GeoKone.NET based creations that users of GeoKone have been sharing with us at our Facebook page.

I wouldn’t have ever thought somebody would make something like this with GeoKone.NET, and it’s great for me as a developer to see that people can express themselves through the software, there is enough variables that you can play around to express certain characteristics of yourself that seem somehow personal.

This is great, I hope to see many more in the future, and hope to implement Loading & Sharing of scenes as soon as possible! :)

Here’s the images, the first ones are by Cody Fuqua:

Love the synchronicity here. And seeing the big picture.

Love the synchronicity here. And seeing the big picture.

Reminds me of Tibetan Mandalas and their energies. Great use of color.

Reminds me of Tibetan Mandalas and their energies. Great use of color.

Here are couple from Dubious Hairrus:

This seems to capture the essence of the pentagon based geometry. Kinda wily also, like it is alive.

This seems to capture the essence of the pentagon based geometry. Kinda wily also, like it is alive.

Great smoothing lines are washing over me. Very pleasant to look at!

Great smoothing lines are washing over me. Very pleasant to look at!

Here is one very vibrant from Sequoia Christian:

Wow, so vibrant and smooth. Radiates.

Wow, so vibrant and smooth. Radiates.

Here a couple of great creations from Anna Greus:

I Love the Shading and Roudness of shapes here. Something I thought was not possible before.

I Love the Shading and Roudness of shapes here. Something I thought was not possible before.

Harmonizing and calm. Like a digital flower.

Harmonizing and calm. Like a digital flower.

I will update more scenes soon, this is for now :) These were all created with GeoKone.NET, an interactive geometry generator that runs in your browser!

Check it out at http://GeoKone.NET !

Big Thank you for all the users who have shared their creations on our Facebook Page, please Post your Favorite Creations on the Timeline Now :)

Keep on creating and sharing! These somehow possess Healing Energies!

Also Tumblr: inDigiNeous Geometry