SpyroGyro is a toy and bitmap design tool I created within the authoring platform Macromedia (now Adobe) Director, using a scripting language called Image Lingo. My programming creates polar equations internally and applies anti-aliasing to produce smooth, curved patterns.

Set the various geometric quantities with the sliders found on the basic and advanced panels, then go to the home page and click “Draw.” The calculations can take time, depending on your pattern”s precision and complexity, so in place of a progress bar you hear a musical scale.

And... here is the SpyroGyro song!


Click the thumbnails to see enlarged views.





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