Imagine Triangles. Lots and Lots of Triangles!

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been having a lot of fun creating some abstract art and just wanted to let you know a bit about Trimaginator, a Universal app. Like so many useful apps, it really just does one thing. It creates triangular shapes from your image using a method invented by the mathematician Boris Delaunay in 1934. The process behind it is complicated, but in the end the image is reduced to its essentials and turned into a triangular mesh.

Trimaginator GUI

Trimaginator being used.

Tap on your photo to add mesh points or drag your finger across it to add multiple points. You’re also able to remove points if necessary. The geometry of the image will change almost instantly while performing your drawings, thanks to an extremely optimized triangulation engine!

Trimaginator also features different rendering styles and several shape detection algorithms to achieve stunning results in no time!

· Import any picture from your library
· Take a new photo from within the app
· Draw, Erase
· Select within a range of 11 effects
· Toggle between 11 rendering styles
· Save image in high resolution
· Portrait and landscape modes are supported

You can see a lot of the abstract works I’ve done using Trimaginator as the starting point in this Flickr album. If you want to see a more artistic take on how to use Trimaginator you should check out this video created by the developer of the app.

In the next week or so I’m going to do a video showing how I combine a few apps to create my images. BrushStroke, PictureShow, Waterlogue, Camera+, RollWorld, and Artomaton are a few that I have used for these abstract shots, but Trimaginator is always the starting point.

Trimaginator is a Universal app that is currently selling for $1.99. There is also a free version that will let you see how it works – Trimaginator Lite is free.

Image created with Trimagintor.

Empty Mind by R. Pfaff, 2014. Used Trimaginator as the starting point, and then Artomaton for ‘sketch’ look.

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