Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Top 7 Chrome Experiments for Designers


Google Chrome Experiments, a project by Google.Inc, is gaining popularity day by day. It is the display hub of latest web technologies and a playground of techno-artists. And while taking time off from making games and playing with visualizations, these artists sometimes create stunning tools that are highly useful for artists and designers like us.
There are more than 550 web browser based experiments and projects on the Chrome Experiment site and less than 20 of them are usable by designer. Well what can I say, artists–cum–programmers are fickle creatures. They make what they like, when they like and atleast I am grateful for the tools that they have made.
So going by this glass-half-full spirit, I present to you top 7 Google Chrome Experiments tools useful for designers

Paint brush

Paint brush, just like the simple paint software of operating systems, is a drawing tool. But that’s where this similarity ends. This is a little generative art tool that gives the impression of actual paint brushes and brush stroke. You can change colors and can even change the shape of the output. A simple, but useful tool that could be used to create a work of art.
Paint brush

Harmony

A basic online drawing tool but it has number of unique brushes that produce some patterns. The tool has brushes that can be used to get a sketch like pattern, or a metallic shaded pattern, or a simple brush that gives a fur like pattern, along with some other brushes. You can make these types of design using Photoshop or a good image creator, but this one is easier and simpler.
Harmony

Bomomo

This is a great tool to create random patterns using a selection of 20 different pattern brushes. Well to be frank, its more of a toy than an actual design tool, but in the hands of a creative artist, it can create wonders.
Bomomo

Flower power

Another simple, but useful tool. This tool has a single type of brush that produces multicolored flower like pattern. You can change size of flowers, color variety of flowers, and Bezier curve value. It can create really attractive flower banners of text or anything you wish flowery.
Flower power

Neon flames

This tool produces a generative particle spread patterns that resembles kind of like a forest-fire. However it is a highly customizable tool and can be utilized to create attractive backgrounds or banners in a short amount of time. Do try this tool, it’s also a great toy.
Neon flames

Voxel

An online 3-D drawing tool that produces PNG images instead of confusing 3-D formats; because in the end the design would be used in an image. The only limitation is that it produces a building block kind of pattern with not-so-small blocks. But that in it-self has its own charm. Simple, and unique, Voxels is a great tool for architects and 3-d designers.
Voxels

Silk

Silk is a generative art tool that is great for creating backgrounds or wallpapers. It produces a silk like pattern and could be customized according to color and pattern symmetry. The tool may sound unimpressive but if you will use it you will realize that through this tool anyone can create an attractive work of art.
Silk