Pinch is a hypnotic and inspiring aesthetics exploration toy that allows the player to easily generate many kinds of abstract shapes. A virtual sheet is made from free-floating physics masses. Click in different places to apply forces making the masses move towards that area of the screen, hence "pinching" the sheet. The resulting forms look organic, architectural, and sometimes erie. Pinch is highly customizable and exports to OBJ format to be imported by 3D software. Change the texture by replacing texture.png. On the mac, this is inside the app package contents under Contents/Resources/media. In the same folder, change the color pngs to customize the interface.
pinch for Mac Intel
pinch for Windows
pinch is open source on github
zip file of high resolution screenshots and renders
screenshot of textured and filling the screen
created and rendered in Maya with ambient occlusion by Gabe Dunne
screenshot of solid fill with graph enabled
created and rendered by Dunne
screenshot of green texture with graph and info enabled
screenshot of OBJ imported into Blender by Ryan Alexander
created and rendered by Dunne. Can you find the swan?
screenshot of architecture with pedals imported by Ryan into Blender
screenshot of twisted texture
Pinch by Joshua Nimoy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.