A downloadable art toy for Windows and Linux

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this is an interactive generative art toy
in 32 colours

make pretty squiggles by careful application of your computer keyboard

everything is made of living, coloured threads
they are strangely interconnected

===OoBaCuLi Fibrous Being====

mainly inspired by the works of Andi McClure, Michael Brough and Loren Schmidt, childhood memories of playing with Fractint for 777 hours, and the missile trails in Bangai-O Spirits when it draws so many pixels your DS grinds to a halt <3

there are lots of keys that do stuff
holding shift sometimes modifies their function
some are undocumented as yet.. try things and see..

the ones you need to know to begin are 'a' or 1-8 to create some threads, and space to start/stop the simulation.

other useful keys: F1 toggles fullscreen. F2/F3/F4 changes window size. ESC toggles the on-screen display. 's' saves a screenshot to the ./saved directory. ENTER randomly changes palette and colour cycling. 'r' resets the program back to nothingness. it's very easy to make a mess, but once you start to see what the different things are and how they interact it gets kinda interesting... oh yeah, 'z' is for fastforward - it can take a very long time for OoBaCuLi to build up a big picture :) 


the source code is included
it's written in C++ and OpenGL
with a little bit of SDL2

some of it is unused or unfinished...
it's portable and fast
(tho some things are probably inefficient or silly)

the code is probably not very beginner friendly.. use MSYS2 to build on windows.. requires libsdl2. i'll write instructions later but hit me up if you have any questions or can't get it working!

((license thingo!? the source code is provided as-is. feel free to do whatever you want with it. except you're not allowed to just take this program (ie mostly the bits contained in magic.cpp) and release it yourself or sell it.. make your own thing it'll be fun!))

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Tagsart, generative, lightsynth, lowrez, psychedelic


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

OoBaCuLi_v1.1_linux.zip 999 kB
OoBaCuLi_v1.1_windows.zip 1 MB
OoBaCuLi_v1_linux.zip 993 kB
OoBaCuLi_v1_windows.zip 1 MB

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wont launch keeps crashing

any details? windows or linux version? any error message? etc

There were no details it was just not responding and im on windows

hmm i just tried it again on windows 10 and yep, it doesn't work any more :(  windows must've changed something in an update that broke it somehow....

yeah im on windows 11 and i got it to kind of work but it crashes alot but its a cool program


thanks :) that's cool, glad you got it at least sort of of working... i'll try to fix it some time!


super cool, is there a place like a subreddit to share our designs?


hey thanks!! glad you like it :) there isn't anywhere specific to share your creations..the idea of making such a place hadn't occurred to me.. good idea though!

Very nice toy, this kind on thing we could spend some hours ^^

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It was one of my best discovery this night <3


you are the shit man