Beautiful Dorena - a Novel Drawing Software Program

Description:

 

Beautiful Dorena is an innovative drawing program for children and adults, developed by the creator of the popular Kid Pix drawing program, Prof. Craig Hickman.

 

Beautiful Dorena combines the light-hearted personality of a computer game with the creative and productive possibilities of conventional drawing programs. Along with the standard artistic tools, Beautiful Dorena offers unique options like a wave distortion effect that ranges from "Ripples" to "Breakers", a line-drawing tool that succumbs to gravity, an option to send rubber balls bouncing around the screen, and many other innovative and entertaining features. A variety of settings for each tool allows the user to fine-tune details for any work.

 

The program also includes multimedia tools, allowing the user to upload photos, place videos into pictures, or capture motion through a webcam. The interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, with background scenes and sounds that place the user in a peaceful rural town. A July 2006 review in MacWorld's MacMania blog called the program "beautifully playful".

 

To download the program for free, please visit http://www.pixelpoppin.com/dorena/.

 

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Patent Information:
Category(s):
Education & Training
For Information, Contact:
UOregon Admin
University of Oregon
 
Inventors:
Craig Hickman
Keywords:
Multimedia
Software