It seems like ages ago when I read some first tutorials on how to create “tiny planets” thanks to advanced photo editing tools, good graphic skills and a lot of patience. I tried once. It took hours. Now I have RollWorld!
The App for iPhone and iPad is so much simpler; it’s intuitive, offers different distortion settings, comes for free and allows you to create your own mini world in under a minute (ok, under 5 minutes if you play with all your options). Let me give you some examples before listing a few tips:
Planet building in RollWorld (Paris)
Tunnel building in RollWorld (Auckland)
In between planet and tunnel building in RollWorld (Maisons-Laffitte)
- the App works on both photos and videos (videos require a one time in-App purchase)
- even if you start with 1 photo only, the App can make a video of your morph (tap the + icon at the bottom of your image)
- loading an image will bring you by default a tiny planet — play with all sliders to spin, warp, scroll, spiral and zoom your creation to your liking
- play with the spiraling effect to create abstract art (droste effect)
- for better results, straighten your horizon in Snapseed before opening the image in RollWorld
- apparently, the iPad version offers more settings than the iPhone version (to be confirmed)
- you can reverse your last edit by tapping the bottom left arrow
- you can save your creation to your camera roll or directly publish to a big choice of social networks by tapping the top right arrow
- you can change the default saving settings from 1024x1024px to 4000x4000px
My final example is a sunset photo which I processed 3 times with the RollWorld sprialing effect. Admittedly, this doesn’t even come close to a tiny planet, but colourful creative compositions are maybe just what you were after!
Spiraling effect in Rollworld:
Top left: source image
Top right: 1st processing result
Bottom left: 2nd processing result
Bottom right: 3rd processing result
I truly enjoyed playing around with RollWorld. Give it a spin yourself and let me see your creations. You got nothing to lose with this free App!
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