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Art meets science.

Create ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically captivating with iOrnament


by science-to-touch
You can set the colours
$3.99 in the App Store

Create ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically captivating with iOrnament.

You can set the colours.

You can set the colours
Use glow pen and symmetry buttons

Use glow pen and symmetry buttons.

Be creative.

Be creative

Settings. You can set Size, Saturation, Brightness, Opacity, Blurryness

What is it about?

• What users say: "It's a universe of wonder", "Such a fun, beautiful and relaxing App.", "Fantastic ArtScience offering!", "The Best Art App" ...

For those who...

  • It’s ideal for those who aren’t necessarily artistic but love to create.

Not for those who...

  • The app requires quite a bit of tinkering to get the exact results you want. If you’re not a patient person, your art won’t turn out.

Why we love it

If you appreciate good design, you’ll enjoy iOrnament. You don’t have to a be a professional artist to enjoy the relaxed environment iOrnament creates.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Last updated
December 17, 2017
Release date
June 16, 2012
More info

iOrnament is $3.99 but there are more add-ons

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App Store Description

• What users say: "It's a universe of wonder", "Such a fun, beautiful and relaxing App.", "Fantastic ArtScience offering!", "The Best Art App" ...
• 10/10 stars on
• Shown worldwide in Apple Ads
• Tabby Awards Users' choice
• 4,7 star global rating

iOrnament combines art and science, creativity and education, math and fun. With iOrnament everyone can be an artist. You draw strokes and iOrnament repeats them according to rules of symmetry. You will create fascinating ornaments and intricate designs. Fun and challenge from ages 3 to 103. Interactive tutorial and many drawing tips included!

New in Version 2: Dynamic finger strokes and support for 3D Touch and Apple Pencil. Configurabel stroke properties: "A single stroke has never been so expressive". Greatly enhanced export functionality.

iOrnament is an app that is designed for drawing ornamental designs that are both artistically and mathematically fascinating. You draw simple strokes and the app repeats them over and over according to the rules of the 17 crystallographic wallpaper groups. By this, fantastic symmetric patterns are created. Kaleidoscope like pictures, tilings, complicated knots and artistic pavements are right at your fingertips. In addition iOrnament contains an interactive pop-up book that explains mathematical backgrounds on the theory of wallpaper groups and a sampler of classical ornaments from ancient cultures.

The design of iOrnament is based on extensive experience in interactive science exhibitions. Children of all ages love it as well as scientifically or artistically interested adults.

Features include:

• full support of all 17 wallpaper groups
• artistic rainbow color palette and pens
• support for Apple Pencil
• glow pen to add highlights
• 'design mode' combines several symmetries in one picture
• English and German language support
• export to photos, e-mail and facebook
• transparent backgrounds
• saving, loading and recovering
• extensive collection of tips for usage
• preview of symmetries and fundamental cells
• animated drawing process
• change symmetry type on the fly
• scroll, zoom and rotate
• unlimited undo/redo
• full featured iPhone and iPad versions
• interactive tutorial on math backgrounds
• sampler of classical ornaments
• based on mathematical theory
• supports rosette symmetries
• integration of ornament world exhibition

Via In-App Purchase
• 3D ornaments on spheres
• Escheresque color symmetries
• layers and brushes
• background colors and textures
• advanced nib pens
• geometry mode to draw straight lines and circles

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