Whenever I have too much time on my hands I grab something to eat. Whenever Mac geeks have too much time on their hands, they create apps. Eye candy apps.
The folks who create apps at the giant Autodesk have too much time on their hands. How else do you explain a bunch of visually delicious eye candy rolled into a free app for Mac users?
We’re So Proud Of Our Candy. Really!
Motion FX is a real-time video effects generator that works on your Mac’s iSight or FaceTime camera (you know who you are). How it works couldn’t be easier.
Select a preset video effect, then move around in front of your Mac’s camera.
All that swirling and color is courtesy of Motion FX. And it’s all free.
See? That’s what happens when people have too much time on their hands. Autodesk is a big company with lots of products.
They’re so proud of Motion FX that a search on the Autodesk site turned up nothing. Motion FX must be a rogue product; maybe developed by the janitors from leftover bits from the daytime crew.
There’s a paint effect, a color detection effect, and it all works in real time. 80 preset effects in total.
Motion FX detects your motion in front of the camera and then delivers, while you watch, a bunch of colorful effects.
All things considered, it’s rather mesmerizing; cool, even.
What’s missing, of course, is the purpose. Other than the eye candy effects.
Motion FX is free. It even works full screen, works on multiple camera. The five modes include Motion Detect, Face Detect, Color Detect, Effect Paint, and Video Warp. Screen snap shots can be saved to your Pictures photo.
Did I mention it’s free? All eye candy this good should be free. Mac App Store only.