I was always intrigued by isometric art for some reason. perhaps the simplicity of it all is the thing that gets to me, I don't know. To create it though, you either need some appropriate apps, or some wicked Photoshop skills and I have neither. While poking around at Lifehacker today I found a post on Cubespace, a great online tool helping you live the isometric dream.
The tool isn't too complicated, you can see an isometric world with the ability to drop various colored cubes into the field. You can also delete cubes, replay the animation (showing the design in progress, and you can save the art. Not a whole lot to it, but very effective. In fact, the only thing I was missing was a tool to create objects, or strands of cubes, it would be so much easier to create big shapes this way. The editor features some cool building animations like when you put down a cube, or when you delete it. Not very useful, but nevertheless cool.
On the main page there is also a nice gallery of recent and popular art and you can see that some people are really talented. While browsing through, you can even click and view their animations, although it's a shame you can't edit and save for yourself. If you have some designer veins in you, take a look at Cubespace, it's a fun tool!
Update: The developers of CubeScape have disabled saving. While you can still use the tool to generate art, you can't save your creations anymore which means that you need to finish your creation in one go. What you can do however is create a screenshot of it, or video tape the animation that you can play that displays the creation process in detail.
I highly suggest you check out the popular category on the site as you find a couple of great creations there like the Firefox logo, Pacman or Bubble Bobble.
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