Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. It's not easy to explain all brush parameters, so I leave this for your experimentation.
Another online painting program which is a part of 'I am an Artist' project is
the Fluid Painter.
Here is a link to Fluidance motion effect, drawing program Fields - drawing tool based on particles and link to more experiments.
COLOR - brush color
SATURATION - brush saturation
OPACITY - brush opacity
C - color cycling [ on | off ]
P - color per pixel [ on | off ]
FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ]
SIZE - brush size
SOFT - brush softness
CENTER - global forces
FOCUS - local forces
CHAOS - very chaotic parameter
NOISE - crazy noise parameter
ERASER - eraser tool
SAVE - opens painting in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...)
SMOOTH - brush smoothness [ on | off ]
FILL - drawing style [ line | fill ]
UNDO - undo / redo last step [press Z]
BCG - switch background [ white | black ]
CLEAR - clear screen [spacebar]
[ spacebar ] - clear screen
[ Z ] - undo / redo last step
When you want to save a painting to your computer, press SAVE, picture will be opened in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...) and then will be deleted from server, so don't use external links to this picture, the link is only temporary!
Saving pictures takes a while, depends on internet speed.
Save from MacOS Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5) is not working correctly (you get a solid pink background), but works fine from Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion.
Flame Painter Free is a free online application, which can be used for personal, non-commercial or non-profit activities.
Please read the complete Software License Agreement.
If you would like to use the application for commercial or for-profit activities, purchase a full featured Flame Painter standalone version.
The applet is tested and working in browsers with Java plugin:
- Windows - Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Exporer (allow popup)
- MacOS Snow Leopard, Lion - Firefox, Safari (allow popup)
- Linux (tested on Ubuntu) - Firefox
Save and upload from MacOS Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5) is not working correctly, there is older java and you get a solid pink background. :/
If applet is not running in a browser window try to:
1. reload page and wait a while, if it doesn't help,
2. delete browsers cache and restart browser, if this doesn't help,
3. download latest Java (you need Java 6 Update 10 or later) from here for windows or manually from here for all operating systems and reload page. Test if you have installed latest Java plugin here.
4. use Firefox instead of Internet Exporer (you have to allow active content and unblock popup in IE).
For Mac users (from Roman):
Macintosh! Press SHIFT+CMD+4 then highlight the pic and release the button; you'll get a snapshot of the pic on your Desktop.
For Linux users (from DigitalVampire):
Was having problems with the save function working, but Installed Sun's Java and restarted browser and it worked fine. Linux user's, I would recommend removing IcedTea and just go ahead and install Sun's Java. (and yes, I hate it as much as you do...I'm on Fedora 12)
Here you can find articles about Flame Painter published in different medias.
Programmed in processing .
The free Flame Painter Demo lets you try out almost all of the amazing features and make you sure it works fine on your system before you buy the full version.
Demo has maximum canvas size 800x600 pixels, watermark on background and it's not available to save or export an artwork.
Visit the Art Gallery and view some of the wonderful pieces of artwork.
"As a photographer and filmmaker I can use the expansive range of emotion Flame Painter elicits. The creative possibilites are innumerable."
- Michael McLain -
"Flame Painter is truly an unique and remarkable instrument to create the most beautiful impressionnist images."
- Jean-Michel Paris -
"It is an amazing and affordable tool that can produce any type of flame design one might wish to incorporate into one’s Photoshop digital artwork. Brilliant!"
- Donal Jolley -
"This "painter" totally transcends it's nomenclature. The words "computer graphics" often infer something sterile or unnatural, which this is indeed not."
- Johmpton -