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Polygonal Celebrities from your Ipad

Sunday 04.08.2012 , Posted by
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Poly is a new geometric drawing app for the iPad by Seoul-based interaction designer Jean-Christophe Naour.
The program lets you import imagery and trace it geometrically while it averages color based on data within each triangular field. As you draw with points, your pictures turn into a geometric array of colors.

The project is inspired by the triangulation invented by the mathematician Boris Delaunay in 1934. While the process behind is complicated, the results reduce an image to its essentials, creating the illusions of triangles, prisms and pyramids.

Some of the features include:
· Taking and loading pictures.
· Draw, Erase, Undo.
· Different rendering styles : flat, wire frame, point, color blending.
· Saving to your Photo Library.
· Portrait and Landscape mode.

The people at FeelDesain decided to have some fun and use the new application on celebrities of the day. Check out some of the results of the new app. Have fun with it yourself and post it on our Visual News Facebook page!

Available on Apple store :
itunes.apple.com/​app/​poly/​id477351128?mt=8

See Also Visual News Van #4: Jennifer Peck – Banjo App

Poly™ from Jean-Christophe Naour on Vimeo.

via FeelDesain

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Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme



Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 45 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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