iOrnament 2.0.2 for iOS: Math-Art Drawing App gets Apple Pencil Support

May 19, 2016 in Education (E)

[] Munich, Germany - science-to-touch today is very pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of iOrnament 2.0.2, a major update of the popular iOS drawing app. Alongside with many improvements, the new version takes full advantage of the Apple Pencil for the iPad and 3D Touch on the iPhone. Through the newly introduced concept of 'dynamic strokes,' the drawing app allows for new drawing techniques that are specifically designed for ornamental and repetitive pattern generation.

In its basic functionality iOrnament takes strokes drawn by finger or the Apple Pencil and repeats them all over the screen according to rules of symmetry. By this intricate ornamental patterns are generated. Based on mathematical theory the app allows for unique experiences on the borderline of science and art. The new version is designed for expressive drawing that at the same time allows precise control and creative flow.

"It took us several months, to facilitate the possibilities of the Apple Pencil for a perfect and flexible ornamental drawing experience," says chief developer and visualisation expert Jurgen Richter-Gebert, "What we finally got is an innovative blend of flexibility, creativity and strict control. A single stroke has never been that expressive."

A special menu allows for a configurable way to influence stroke parameters by external forces. By this not only stroke width or opacity but also color characteristics can be influenced. In addition the iOrnament app allows users that do not have an Apple Pencil to control pen characteristics also by other parameters, like time or stroke length. Version 2.0.2 also introduces a finer stroke control, a 5x increased internal resolution and the possibility for background colors and patterns.

Since its first release in 2012, the creative drawing app iOrnament attracted almost half a million users. The spectrum of users is very broad and contains artists, scientists, relaxation seekers and got positive and enthusiastic responses through all ages. The new version is a further step into applicability of iOrnament in the sector for professional artists. Major features of iOrnament in its new version include:

* Full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
* Planar, rosette, spherical and hyperbolic symmetries
* Artistic color palette and pen
* Support for Apple Pencil and 3D Touch
* Glow pen to add highlights
* Background colors
* English and German language support
* Export to photos, e-mail, facebook, twitter and instagram
* Export to the Ornament World Exhibition
* Adjustable color palette
* Layers, brushes and color symmetries
* Extensive collection of tips for usage
* Preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
* Animated drawing process
* Change symmetry type on the fly
* Scroll, rotate, very high zoom range
* Slim intuitive user interface
* Unlimited undo/redo
* Full featured iPhone and iPad version
* Interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
* Sampler of classical ornaments
* Based on mathematical theory

Jeff Sidlow, an artist and beta tester who uses iOrnament in several contexts says: "If I had to pick only one app to recommend it would be iOrnament. It's fun and easy to use once you play around with it. The controls are intuitive for the most part. I use iOrnament for my business of selling my artwork at festivals. The new version opens up new possibilities for me and I can't wait for the final release."

The current version of iOrnament got very enthusiastic reviews on the App Store and is listed with 5-star ratings in many major countries, among them the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Canada.

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* requires iOS 9.1 or later
* 97.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iOrnament 2.0.2 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Education category.

Located in Munich, Germany, science-to-touch was founded in 2012 by Jurgen Richter-Gebert, mathematics professor and expert in geometry and visualization. It is a collection of projects which are aimed at interactive visualization of science. The basic philosophy behind the project is that visualization and interactivity makes content accessible, understandable and fun. The Mind the Gap App is the second release of science-to-touch. science-to-touch tries to provide high quality content that helps to get in touch with various interesting topics. All projects should be equally creative, informative and accessible. Copyright (C) 2016 science-to-touch. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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