Create & customise colourful compositions with Spheres(spheres.cool)

almost 5 years ago from James Shedden, Designer & engineer

  • James SheddenJames Shedden, almost 5 years ago

    Hi Designer News — I’m here to share Spheres, a web app I designed & built.

    A bit of background — this started off as a browser experiment for making art with circles & a bit of a maths thrown in for fun (to create the illusion of 3D space using CSS transforms — if you’re viewing on desktop you’ll see what I mean).

    I showed this experiment to a few people who seemed to enjoy spending time with it which motivated me to develop it into something I could share more widely, so I went on to design an accompanying UI with some customisation options & a simple on-boarding process. I shipped the first version today — hope you enjoy!

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    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 5 years ago

      I feel like this is 80% of the way there, but lacks a little something to really be able to create interesting compositions. Maybe you could let people create bigger spheres by holding down their click or something?

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      • James SheddenJames Shedden, almost 5 years ago

        Thanks very much Sacha for checking Spheres out & leaving this feedback — that's really useful to hear!

        To make sure I understand what you think is missing in order to better create more interesting stuff — did this comment come from you wanting to have more control over the size of specific spheres that you were using to create a composition? E.g. the randomness created a certain size, but you would have preferred a different one for a particular composition?

        Thanks again!

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        • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 5 years ago

          Yes, it just feels like the more things you can do with the tool, the more creative you'll be able to be with it. I don't know whether that should be done through more direct control or more randomisation or both though…

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