Kaleider emulates various Kaleidoscope, Mirroring, 3D Mirroring and Funneling effects. Effects can be controlled manually to create particular results, or can be viewed automatically in random sequences, optionally with motion, depth and music.
Version: 5.6Kaleider manipulates images (and videos) to emulate various Kaleidoscope, Mirroring, 3D Mirroring and Funneling effects.
License: Free To Try $28.00
Operating System: Windows
It is a capable graphics tool for people who are interested in symmetry, tiling, tessellation and mosaic patterns, with controls for manipulating images and tiles.
Effects can be shifted interactively with the mouse, essentially re-rendering the same effect based on different relative positions within the source image, allowing you to experiment with the results and decide when a picture suits your taste. Multiple patterns can be combined to create composite Pattern Combo images. High resolution images can be displayed and saved with flexible options.
Aside from any usefulness though, Kaleider is really just entertaining and fascinating to watch while in Automatic Effects mode, with an endless variety of randomly selected effects wandering across the screen according to randomly selected patterns. The Rooms feature exhibits Kaleider patterns in 3D perspectives, optionally with automated Roaming motion.
In Mask / Mandala mode rendered patterns are merged with a background color or image, based on a shape or stencil. Multiple Patterns can be combined to create Pattern Combos. This visual experience can be accompanied by music from the built-in Audio Player.
Kaleider display sequences can be captured to Video, and actions can be Scripted to create choreographed performances of dynamic art.
Version 5.6: Version 5.6 included Equilateral Triangle Mirrors, an Adjust Controls panel and Tile Outline improvements.
Version 5.5.2: Version 5.5 included restructuring and several other improvements, plus Video enhancements. Version 5.5.1 made fixes to the Video Options screen. Version 5.5.2 fixed crashes that could occur with un-Tiled effects.
Version 5.5.1: Version 5.5 included restructuring and several other improvements, plus Video enhancements. Version 5.5.1 made fixes to the Video Options screen.
Version 5.5: Restructuring and several improvements. Video enhancements.
Version 5.4.5: Fixed crashes that could occur with Room Options.
Version 5.4.4: Fixes to correct anomalous lines with certain effects.
Version 5.4.3: Quality Control. New Mapping feature. Pattern Shift Mode. Fixes. New Spout Out feature.
Version 5.4.2: Quality Control. New Mapping feature. Pattern Shift Mode. Fixes.
Version 5.4.1: Quality Control. New Mapping feature. Pattern Shift Mode.
Version 5.3.3: New Triangle Mirrors. Alternate Centering Modes. Version 5.3.1 includes a few fixes and minor improvements. With Version 5.3.2 Video features were entirely reworked. For Version 5.3.3, buttons that can be right-clicked to provide additional functionality will now have an indicator.