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ElectropaintOSX is an OS X screensaver module port of Kent Rosenkoetter's clone of SGI's Electropaint screensaver "the most mesmerizing screensaver ever written".Kent's page can be found here.

Kent eloquently describes it best:"Back in the day, when SGI was the pinacle of the graphics field, included in IRIX was a pretty little screensaver known as electropaint. It consisted of only a few quads swirling around the screen on a black background, but for everyone who saw it, the memory was burned in, never to be forgotten. It was simply the most mesmerizing screensaver more...

What's New

For the 0.2 version, Modifications for antialiasing, VBL, parameter tweak has been done by Vincent Fiano . Thanks Vincent!

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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A fantastic screensaver that takes me back to SGI days of yore.

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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Brilliant. OSX needs more double-buffered, 60fps savers. The simplest things look amazing when they're smooth and unbroken (graphically and temporally). I'd love to see more screensavers done this well.

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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Big improvement over the previous version. As noted by the reviewer before me, it would be nice if the tiles ventured out to the edges of the screen and beyond.

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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Looks good, but it seems to stay in the center 2/3 or 3/4 of the screen - watched it for five minutes and the outer left and right screen stayed black - any way to adjust this so that all pixels get randomized?

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Version 0.2
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Anonymous
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I like it, but it definitely could use some options, and the ability to "modernize" it - i think motion blur, for example, would make it that much more amazing. At least the ability to customize the number of squares, speed, colors, etc etc would be welcome.

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Version 0.1
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Anonymous
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That is indeed mezmorizing. I like it, but "Electropaint" is a poor name for it, I think.

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Version 0.1
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Anonymous
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Stonerview makes better use out of the OpenGL capabilities of the GPU, but Electropaint's got a lot smoother feel to the movement: Stonerview has too many annoying transitions. Someone needs to merge the best features of the two.

The other cool cheap graphic effect I'd like to see in a screensaver is the Playstation 2 attract mode, with the 8 glowing balls that merge and split in various combinations as they spin in a circle.

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Version 0.1
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Anonymous
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Not bad at all. StonerView, available at
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/tpecorella/uselesssoft/software.htm
is another ElectoPaint knockoff, but adds a bunch of options (shapes speeds, etc) to the mix.

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Version 0.1
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Downloads 6,180
Version Downloads 2,332
License Free
Date 06 Apr 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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