A single stroke has never been so expressive – iOrnament is the state-of-the art drawing tool to create stunning designs, patterns and mandalas. Creativity at your fingertips! What users say: "it's a universe of wonder", "such a fun, beautiful and relaxing app", "fantastic ArtScience offering!”, "too good to be true",...."I think there would be far less conflict in the world if everyone used iOrnament!"
– 10/10 stars on musthaveapps.de
– shown worldwide in Apple ads and in Apple retail stores
– Tabby Awards users' choice winner
– 4,7 star global rating
iOrnament combines art and science. You draw a simple stroke and iOrnament turns it into stunning patterns and mandalas according to rules of symmetry. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenging from ages three to one-hundred for both doodlers and creative professionals. Interactive tutorial and many drawing tips included!
See how dynamic finger strokes and support for 3D Touch and Apple Pencil enhance your drawing power to become a magical experience. iOrnament supports monochromatic pens as well as rainbow colors and even drawing in realistic shiny gold.
iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope-like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition, iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures.
– full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
– artistic rainbow color palette and pens
– gold drawing feature
– support for Apple Pencil
– glow pen to add highlights
– 'design mode' combines several symmetries in one picture
– export to photos, e-mail and facebook
– transparent backgrounds
– saving, loading and recovering
– extensive collection of tips for usage
– preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
– animated drawing process
– change symmetry type on the fly
– scroll, zoom and rotate
– unlimited undo/redo
– full featured iPhone and iPad versions
– interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
– sampler of classical ornaments
– based on mathematical theory
– supports rosette symmetries
– integration of ornament world exhibition
Via In-App Purchase:
– 3D ornaments on spheres
– Escheresque color symmetries
– layers and brushes
– background colors and textures
– advanced nib pens
– geometry mode to draw straight lines and circles
Further information, example galleries and demo videos at www.science-to-touch.com and https://www.instagram.com/iornamentapp.
Several improvements for newer iOS devices
Ratings and Reviews
Love the App but Couple Issues
I want to start by saying I LOVE this app. By far it’s my favorite for use on my iPad Pro. It’s completely worth purchasing Pro for this considering it. That said, one of the pattern types, when exporting tiled, is not working (at least on the iPad). It puts a huge gap in the pattern and squishes it when you try to export a tiled version. Other than that one thing though, everything works beautifully. In case the developers want some ideas for future releases and updates: I’d LOVE to see more layers and a copy and paste type feature as well as something like lazy mouse technology that will better smooth out your strokes based on a predefined setting. As well as the ability to save your own brush/settings presets. I’d be happy to pay extra for those upgrades. With or without them though..this is an awesome and addictive (and really useful) application for anyone who loves to doodle or do zen tangles , is into professional pattern creation, or those who are graphic artists (2D or 3D) Many thanks to the developers for making an amazing and fun application!
Developer Response ,
Hi Ann. thanks a lot for you kind and thoughtful review. In case you want to discuss some of your suggestions in more detail, feel free to contact me through the science-to-touch.com website. Some of your suggestions are already in the pipeline. Have fun doodling.
Addicted to this app!
I've been playing with this app as much as I can, it's amazing and seems to have unlocked my artist's block as well to get me drawing again because of how much easier this makes it to come up with intricate abstract designs. I'm honestly blown away and fascinated by the endless possibilities! The other mandala apps I've tried just can't compete.
My only complaint is that it doesn't allow importing of our own images. I would gladly pay for an additional upgrade to allow for that, so I can incorporate existing designs with new line work or even on their own just to utilize the symmetry and pattern tools.
The extension, iOrnament Crafter, does allow imports but frustratingly we can't enlarge designs or zoom in on them and seem to be stuck with just animated fractals which is really cool, don't get me wrong - but I just want the ability to get a static image from it with enlargement possible.
Fix this dilemma in one of the apps and they're PERFECTION!
Geometric Art on Steroids!
If you are one of those people who love the mandala drawings on Monument Valley 2, imagine making those mandalas with colors and different widths of line. This is an amazing Ap- my favorite drawing Ap ever! The interface is very intuitive- but you can always read through the extensive Tip menu to understand the controls. It's fascinating to create one of the tile images and then see it morph into a different tile arrangement with the animation selection. Very meditative and beautiful. The Math portion with animations is fantastic. Totally worth the price and I am definitely going with the Pro add-on, now that I understand how the basic Ap function. Can't recommend this Ap highly enough for anyone who enjoys geometric art!
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- Juergen Richter-Gebert
- 132.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.2 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.2 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.2 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Jürgen Richter-Gebert
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