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Author Topic: any existing collidoscope program thing...  (Read 3440 times)

papoj1

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any existing collidoscope program thing...
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:07:57 PM »
i wonder if there is some kind of "EyeToy" for PC webcams or some kind of interactive screensaver of a collidoscope that exists.
ppl never know how to pronounce my name correctly...o well...Pa-posh-1 >_> <_<
« Last Edit: May 05, 2008, 07:53:40 PM by papoj1 »

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 02:15:26 AM »
Do you mean kaleidoscope, by any chance?  If so, try Google - it's your friend!

In the meantime, here's a few:

http://aleph0.clarku...e/java/Kaleido3.html
http://aleph0.clarku...e/java/Kaleido2.html
http://aleph0.clarku...ce/java/Kaleido.html

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 08:32:49 AM »
OHH!!

I saw "collido..." and thought "collliding things", like that desktop toy with hanging balls that clack-clack back-and-forth. Here's the best picture I can find (not a very good picture, but the cover of a very good album):
octavarium.jpg

A 3-D animation of this would be a pretty cool screen saver.

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 12:50:29 PM »
Maybe he did mean that.  I couldn't "connect" the word with anything, but if you say it, it does sound a little like "kaleidoscope".

Who knows?!

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 12:55:41 PM »
CWuestefeld's comments made me think how cool it would be to see a list of known dynamic physics-based screensavers.

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 02:44:55 PM »
Yes, I'd like to see a list like that. A quick Google search yields these free ones:

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 04:58:36 PM »
I think I found it (I can't try it here because VMWare doesn't support OpenGL).

The toy is called "Newton's Cradle" and someone did make a screensaver out of it:
http://www.site.uott...a/~sandr071/fun.html
newtonCradle.png

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 06:10:38 PM »
To reply to the original thread...

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Unlike many crude screensavers which are inaccurately described as "kaleidoscopic," my screensavers are true kaleidoscope simulators: They use a two mirror "mandala" reflection system, much like the best fine-art kaleidoscopes, and they are entrancing and mesmerizing!

Metascope is shareware and is currently unable to grab Google images, but the rest are free!

Very nice...  :Thmbsup:

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 06:23:07 PM »
On the other hand, I've noticed a lot of X screensavers are based on Physics modeling. simulations of Colliding Galaxies, Lorenz attractors, Descartes Circle theorem demos, all kinds of stuff.
http://www.jwz.org/x...ensaver/screenshots/

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Re: any existing collidoscope program thing...
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2008, 09:03:03 PM »
indeed, its called a kaleidoscope and...the 4 balls colliding @ each other i believe r called Newton's Cradle
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