If you have an iPhone, go download Glenn Marshall’s free psychedelic video app, Zio (App Store link) now.
Zio is an interactive generative visualizer from computer animator and software designer Glenn Marshall that creates psychedelic, sensual visuals that react to ambient audio and to your actions:
- Use drag and pinch to pan, move and rotate through space.
- Pause / play, save snaphots to your photo library.
- Switch on audio reactive visuals (for devices with mic only).
- Comes with 3 unique preset Zio worlds.
- Shake to shuffle between presets.
Download Zio, crank up some music, interact with a bit and you’ll start to see how deep the app is.
Marshall’s also done something smart with Zio.
Marshall gives Zio to you for free, but offers an in-app upgrade that lets you unlock the “Studio” section of the app, which lets you create your own interactive Zio visualizations.
I’m impressed with Zio enough that I’d like to look into running the video out from my iPhone 3G to a larger monitor. If anyone’s tried this, leave a comment and let me know how you did it!
Details on Zio Studio below. If you give Zio a try, leave a comment and let me know what you think of it!