Spread those creative wings and fly.

So far all my posts have been about the Collective and our games, but every now and then something pretty amazing happens that just deserves a good blogging, and this is one of those moments.

A friend of mine called Avi Muchnick (Creator of Worth1000 & Plime) has just opened up his latest and greatest site which lets artists of all genres to not only share their works but create and edit them! The site is called Aviary and it has a whole bunch of tools that will let you do everything from creating patterns, editing sound and video to desktop publishing and even modeling and animating in 3D! And the most amazing thing about these tools is that they don’t require you to download or install a thing, they work on all platforms and run right in your web browser!

PhoenixThe site is opening with its flagship application ‘Phoenix’, a bitmap based editor with many of the cool functions you can find in applications such as Photoshop and GIMP. But what makes Phoenix unique is that all your work is saved on the Aviary servers, so that photo of Britney Spears that you are detouching can be saved and opened up from any computer connected to the Internet, and here’s the kicker… as the application you are using to do the editing is also online you will be adding more wrinkles to the pop princess seconds after logging in!

Collaborative creationAnother cool feature Aviary brings to the table is collaborative creation. Any image you start editing can be passed on to another artist (or many other artists) for them to pick up where you left off. In this screenshot you can see that the same image has spawned several versions, any of which can be selected for more editing or export in whatever format tickles your fancy.

Could it be that not long from now having Aviary account will become the ONLY thing you will need as a digital artist to go about your business? And go about it without having to worry about backups, software updates, compatibility issues with whatever OS Microsoft produce next ;o)

See, flash is not JUST for games :o) So go check out Aviary and if it is your sort of thing be sure to make an account and bookmark the Aviary blog to keep up-to-date with their progress.


12 Responses to Spread those creative wings and fly.

  1. MainstreaM says:

    Poor Britney.
    Great Site.

  2. Lee says:

    Nice, very cool site :)

    Woo :{D

    :{D << smilie with a moushtash

  3. scrag_10 says:

    I’ll give it a try, but invitation required. ahhh, not again.

  4. p00pd0g says:

    Will check it out…looks like it could be useful for doing extremely difficult photshop jobs I would have trouble doing myself.

  5. Smithy says:

    I don’t think it will pwn photoshop in a good while. Cool how you can share your editing and stuff though.

  6. Dave says:

    Any requests for invitations are accepted ASAP I believe.

  7. flippy says:

    i signed up for an invitation :D

  8. WalesAlex says:

    I requested an invitation about 18 hours ago and I’ve heard nothing from them… :(

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sorry to spam your comments, but I was hoping you could help me with something. I can’t access any of your sites other than the FETD2 site. In fact, I can’t even see the images you post in your blog.

    I really enjoyed FETD2 and I hope I’ll be able to play your other great games.

  10. Rich says:

    Wow, that looks very interesting. And I love the animation on the front page and the tool names.

  11. Scout Sniper says:

    He I just got into web design like 3 days ago. I am trying to make an online radio station. Know of any great places to start? I love all of your games.

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