This tool was reviewed by : Kirsten
The Good : It’s simple and playful.
The Bad : I had some problems going back a step when something didn’t go the way I like it.
The Bottomline : LOTS OF FUN🙂🙂 (especially the mirror function)
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SPECIFICATIONS (objective info) * strike through those which are not applicable
Name tool :
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* what is it : application |
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* what is it for ? :
video | image processing | writing | website making & posting | animation | other
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* this tool functions :
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* this tool is available for : Linux | Windows | Mac |
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* this tool is : Free Speech | Free Beer
* does this tool have a paid version available?
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If yes, what are the benefits of the paid version over the free version?
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REVIEW (subjective info)
The user interface How easy or hard is it to grasp? Is it intuitive, relatively easy to follow?
Or is it unclear, too complex? What can you say about the interface?
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Tutorials / Instructions
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clear : ***
quick and easy to understand : ****
are the tutorials to use?
What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)
When i try paint Mic Shapes or Trace Shapes, Alchemy freezes. Any ideas?
I’m a bit confused with this issue, because for me it seems very obvious, but as far as I know, nobody complained about it before.
It may only be my lack of knowledge or understanding, but I will just report it, because it comes up again and again after now a few years of playing with al.chemy:
So the thing is, I would like to paint with randomized colors but at a set opacity value. I can’t do that and I think it’s a bug.
Whichever % the opacity slider is at, when the Color Switcher is ON and – inside it – the Opacity Switcher is OFF it will just paint with the opaque color it choses. No opacity at all..
Do you already know about this? Is this maybe the intentional behavior? I hope it’s not, and if that’s the case I really hope this would be an easy fix for you and it can get into beta 009! : )
Just a random idea …
If we could just create a random shape or Silluette using shapes …. load any music file and let the shape react to the music beats and sound … let it change its shape and colors , like a visualizer and we could just press some shortkey to capture single frames at diffrnt time during the music plays …and use those shots later
lol … Dnno even if its possible or not …. just an idea
Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)
Use this tool to make something simple with ; an object, file, video, image, font, animation, 3D-object etc.
You can follow one or more of the tutorials or use your imagination, and inventiveness.
Make at least 5 screenshots of this process of testing and paste them below. (Including glitches, errors and crashes if they occur)
What would/could a designer use this tool for?
NB: Think not only of the things the tool is meant for, but imagine in what other ways a designer might be able to play with, and appropriate this tool.
You could make could visuals for a video with it by filming your screen while making images.
Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?
For instance – you don’t have to pay for it, but it’s keeping track of your surf behaviour, and pushing advertising towards you, is it then free?
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I’m definitely gonna experiment more with this.