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watershed
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(08-10-2011, 01:23 AM)
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I've never heard of Colors! before but its on its way to the 3ds Q4 2011. Here's the PR email:

Friends: we are happy and excited to announce Colors! 3D, coming this Fall to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. For the first time, artists will be able to create and view their own 3D paintings! We promise that you will love what you can do.

Colors! 3D will also offer real-time collaborative painting for up to four people using local Wi-Fi. Collaborative painting lets you paint with your friends with all the same depth you have when painting solo but with more fun!

Last but not least, the Colors! Gallery will be integrated into the application, making it easy to share your creations with the community and learn from your friends' techniques.

If you want to stay in the loop on the launch of Colors! 3D, sign up to our new mailing list athttp://colors.collectingsmiles.com/colors_3d_coming_soon.php. And thank you all for your support!

Here's the announcement page:http://colors.collectingsmiles.com/c...oming_soon.php

and this is Colors! homepage with sample artwork:http://colors.collectingsmiles.com/

About colors:

Colors! is a simplistic painting application combining ease of use and powerful painting tools. It is based on modern painting techniques originally developed for drawing-tablets using desktop computers. Whether you are looking for doing doodles, sketching or painting Colors! is the perfect digital sketch-book.

Colors! was originally released in June 2007 as a simple painting application for homebrew Nintendo DS. It was developed by Jens Andersson, a programmer and designer who was on sabbathical from the games-industry and wanted to experiment with the potential of the new handheld platforms. Shortly after, Rafał Piasek created this gallery where users could upload their paintings for everyone to see.

Colors! quickly became one of the most known homebrew application on Nintendo DS and has to date close to 500000 downloads world-wide (August 2010). In September 2008, Colors! was also released for iPhone and iPod Touch.

The artwork looks pretty cool, and being a fine arts major I'll definitely put this app to good use. This seems like a strictly 3rd party app and not a partnership the way flipnote hatena is for the dsi.

Edit: Okay Colors! is more awesome than I thought. If you click on an image you can watch a time lapse video of the artwork being created from start to finish. Pretty cool. Now I can't wait for this to drop.
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ShockingAlberto
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(08-10-2011, 01:23 AM)
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Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.
MNC
(08-10-2011, 01:23 AM)
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Colors is awesome. Best DS homebrew drawing app by far.

Animanatee close second because it can animate :)
Electivirus
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(08-10-2011, 01:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.

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VertPin
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(08-10-2011, 01:26 AM)
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For a second there I thought there was going to be more color releases for the 3DS. A green 3DS would be godly.
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(08-10-2011, 01:29 AM)
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I have tried both the DS and iPhone versions of Colors. It's an excellent drawing program. Glad to see it's coming out for the 3DS.
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(08-10-2011, 01:29 AM)
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Don't you just hate games with exclamation marks in the title?
Jocchan
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(08-10-2011, 01:29 AM)
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Holy shit, this is awesome news. Glad Colors made it to the eShop.
Shame on you if you never heard of the DS app :p

Originally Posted by NIN90

Don't you just hate games with exclamation marks in the title?

It's a drawing application, not a game ;p
Why would you do that?
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(08-10-2011, 01:32 AM)
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To those who don't know, Colors! is a pretty popular homebrew software for the Nintendo DS, notable for using pressure sensitivity and uploading your creations online (and being able to watch others' creations being painted in real-time). There's also an iPhone version of Colors! ...


Anyway, I'm actually surprised. I wonder if it'll somehow retain pressure sensitivity.

This might mean they'd be unable to support Colors DS now, because of having an official Nintendo SDK and licensing.
CrashPrime
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(08-10-2011, 01:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.

not the only one by a long shot
watershed
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(08-10-2011, 01:35 AM)
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Question for those who know, does the Colors! app for ipod/iphone cost money? Do you think the app will be free or priced for the 3ds?
lordfroakie
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(08-10-2011, 01:36 AM)
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Bah! Was hoping for Nintendo 3DS colors :(
Nemo
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(08-10-2011, 01:36 AM)
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Homebrew going to the eShop? That's great fucking news!

Colors is amazing on the DS
GDGF
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(08-10-2011, 01:37 AM)
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It's a buy.
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(08-10-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Thank the heavens it isn't Sonic Colors Wii in 3D. This is good news.

Originally Posted by GDGF

It's a buy.

Yep. Will gladly spend a few bucks on this.
Jocchan
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(08-10-2011, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by artwalknoon

Question for those who know, does the Colors! app for ipod/iphone cost money? Do you think the app will be free or priced for the 3ds?

It does cost money ( 3.99 here), but even if it didn't I doubt it would be free on the eShop.
Anony
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(08-10-2011, 01:38 AM)
good to see a homebrew going 'legit' in a sense, it was an amazing program when it debuted on the ds
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(08-10-2011, 01:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Why would you do that?

To those who don't know, Colors! is a pretty popular homebrew software for the Nintendo DS, notable for using pressure sensitivity and uploading your creations online (and being able to watch others' creations being painted in real-time). There's also an iPhone version of Colors! ...


Anyway, I'm actually surprised. I wonder if it'll somehow retain pressure sensitivity.

This might mean they'd be unable to support Colors DS now, because of having an official Nintendo SDK and licensing.


Good news! 3DS games can officially use the pressure sensitivity test.
beje
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(08-10-2011, 01:39 AM)
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Oh, reminds me of Oekaki boards. Me likey!
watershed
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(08-10-2011, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jocchan

It does cost money ( 3.99 here), but even if it didn't I doubt it would be free on the eShop.

I see. I have an ipod touch yet somehow I never came across this app. Do you know if there is a large community for it?
Why would you do that?
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(08-10-2011, 01:42 AM)
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I've noticed that they've removed the original DS version from their web site. Oh well. There's also the message "In order to focus on future projects, Collecting Smiles is no longer supporting Colors! for homebrew DS." So what I said before is probably true.

Originally Posted by artwalknoon

Question for those who know, does the Colors! app for ipod/iphone cost money? Do you think the app will be free or priced for the 3ds?

Colors! on iDevice has a free and paid version (which allows you to save and export your images).

Since it's a 3rd party "game" on the 3DS eShop, the 3DS version is pretty much guaranteed to be a paid version.
HolyTaco
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(08-10-2011, 01:44 AM)
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Hey this is cool, my gf the other day was saying how she'd like a 3D drawing app for PS3. This is better though because of portability and no glasses
wiibomb
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(08-10-2011, 01:48 AM)
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Its very nice to see hombrew coming now on a more formal media, I haven't tried colors for DS yet, but I'm really interested with this one, I'll be looking for this
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(08-10-2011, 01:50 AM)
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I never knew the ds had pressure sensitivity.
How did it work?
Jocchan
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(08-10-2011, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by artwalknoon

I see. I have an ipod touch yet somehow I never came across this app. Do you know if there is a large community for it?

No idea, honestly. I didn't even know it was available until now, for some reason I never stumbled upon it either.
I only used the DS homebrew version, and that one had a pretty sizable community.
M3d10n
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(08-10-2011, 02:29 AM)
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Art Academy had superior painting IMO (I prefer more realistic brushes), but Colors! had amazing features like recording the entire painting and an online gallery. Will buy day one.

I doubt the official app will have pressure sensitivity, though. It worked by doing raw access to the touchscreen data which Nintendo didn't expose in their SDK. It was not part of the touch screen specification and doesn't work consistently across different models.
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(08-10-2011, 02:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by M3d10n

Art Academy had superior painting IMO (I prefer more realistic brushes), but Colors! had amazing features like recording the entire painting and an online gallery.

I doubt the official app will have pressure sensitivity, though. It worked by doing raw access to the touchscreen data which Nintendo didn't expose in their SDK. It was not part of the touch screen specification and doesn't work consistently across different models.

But this is not DS, this is Nintendo 3DS. :(
Nintendogs + cats has a pressure sensitive piano.
cakefoo
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(08-10-2011, 02:33 AM)
How is this going to implement 3D?
watershed
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(08-10-2011, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by cakefoo

How is this going to implement 3D?

I'm guessing you will be able to paint plates like how animation can use 2 or more plates for background, mid, and foreground.
Seven Force
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(08-10-2011, 02:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.

This :/

Nice to see this app has come as far as it has, though.
HolyTaco
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(08-10-2011, 02:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by cakefoo

How is this going to implement 3D?

I assume you can have different layers at different depths, and it will be very subtle. Could be really nice.

Does 3DS have any pressure sensitivity? I've read that DS used too with the original and lite but it was never really used outside of the colors homebrew app and DSi removed the sensitivity feature.

Here it's talked about a bit
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425664

Still a good thing for quick sketching and stuff even without any real pressure sensitivity
M3d10n
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(08-10-2011, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by slopeslider

I never knew the ds had pressure sensitivity.
How did it work?

A resistive panel has an 1D array of sensors laid out left-to-right, top-to-bottom. It detects the touch point by determining the first and last active sensors and calculating the middle point between them.

When you apply more pressure a larger area is activated, so the first and last active sensors are further apart.

DS homebrew has complete low-level access to the touch panel register and can read the raw sensor information used to compute the touch position (DS games use Nintendo`s libraries to do so) and can thus estimate pressure from the estimat touch area size.

Aside from pressure, the DS screen could also be unofficially used as a thermometer.
cakefoo
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(08-10-2011, 02:54 AM)

Originally Posted by artwalknoon

I'm guessing you will be able to paint plates like how animation can use 2 or more plates for background, mid, and foreground.

Ah, yeah, that's probably it. If they let you stack a lot of them, you could some impressive stuff.
M3d10n
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(08-10-2011, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

But this is not DS, this is Nintendo 3DS. :(
Nintendogs + cats has a pressure sensitive piano.

Can you confirm this? I haven't seen the 3DS Nintendogs, but I'm gonna assume its some sort of trick like Dual Pen Sports, probably using the microphone to detect strong taps.

I doubt Nintendo would officially support resistive "pressure sensitivity" because it's unreliable (responsivity varies with room temperature, as example) and promotes wear-and-tear.
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(08-10-2011, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by MNC

Colors is awesome. Best DS drawing app by far.

Homebrew or not, fixed for the raw correctness.

Colours! is f*cking incredible.

It's a damn sight better than finger painting with no pressure sensitivity on an expensive Apple wanna-be gaming device.
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(08-10-2011, 03:06 AM)
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Sounds interesting, but really just makes me want Flipnote 3D

Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.

:(

Originally Posted by abstract alien

Thank the heavens it isn't Sonic Colors Wii in 3D. This is good news.

What.
sfried
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(08-10-2011, 03:21 AM)
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Oh snap! The homebrew DS app becomes official NintenWare? Day 1!

Originally Posted by HolyTaco

Does 3DS have any pressure sensitivity? I've read that DS used too with the original and lite but it was never really used outside of the colors homebrew app and DSi removed the sensitivity feature.

Here it's talked about a bit
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425664

Originally Posted by Mudkips

Only in a world of shitty capacitance-based touch screens (fucking phones) would a pressure sensitive touch screen be news to anybody.

And no, I don't see many games making use of it.

This is news to me. I myself thought they had gotten rid of the pressure sensitive capabilities of the DS. Glad to know its still there. One of the reasons I prefer this over capacitative touchscreens is that it makes a BIG difference when it comes to drawing.
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(08-10-2011, 04:00 AM)
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Never heard of this but it sounds pretty cool. I'll keep my eyes on it.
Platy
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(08-10-2011, 04:54 AM)
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For a second i was like "homebrew for 3ds ???? COUNT ME IN !" ... but e-shop is also cool ! They deserve some money for their amazing work
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(08-10-2011, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Thought it was Sonic Colors for a second.

I saw the OP title but still hoped it was this in the back of my mind.
watershed
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(08-10-2011, 08:30 AM)
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Super cool artist Orioto, who I believe is also a Gaf member, has made the above 3d version of his work "Foret en Fleur". It can be viewed in 3d on your 3ds browser at this link:http://3dporch.com/og2p

I couldn't figure out which thread to post it in, and I figured this one was good as this kind of thing might be possible with Colors!3D when it comes out though probably not with so much detail.

Tinycartridge has the original story:http://tinycartridge.com/post/871428...o-aguirre-made
maeda
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(08-10-2011, 08:53 AM)
Fuck, this image looks incredible on 3DS screen! The questions is whether there will be any 2D games for 3DS which will look as good. :(
BDGAME
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(10-09-2011, 05:39 PM)
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News about Colors! 3D connectivity

Colors! 3D, a painting application coming to the 3DS will allow you to paint in 3D by using a system of layers where each layer has its own depth. Users will be able to connect directly to the Colors! Gallery and Colors! Community where you can share your own work and check out what are users have created. The application will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. You can check out a couple of screenshots after the break.

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DXB-KNIGHT
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(10-09-2011, 05:46 PM)
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I can't wait to get my hands on this and to finally create 3D paintings.
Fewr
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(10-09-2011, 05:57 PM)
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I'm definitely buying this. I've made dozens of crazy yet terrible drawings in the homebrew version.
SpacePirate Ridley
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(10-09-2011, 05:57 PM)
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Holy mother of god, I hope this appears in the euro 3ds shop.
It looks amazing.
blu
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(10-09-2011, 08:08 PM)
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I'm willing to exchange money for this.
Wichu
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(10-09-2011, 08:37 PM)
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Give it to me now. 3D painting (albeit using layers)? Yes please!
likeGdid
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(10-09-2011, 08:39 PM)
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Oh gosh. This was pretty much the only reason I wanted homebrew on the 3DS.
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(10-09-2011, 08:43 PM)
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I might get this.

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