The latest version of Phun is due out today. It is now called Algodoo Phun. I had the pleasure of being asked to participate in the beta testing. The feature you will notice most is that you are now able to apply textures (png image files) to the objects. Aside from these textures this virtual puppet could have been made in the old version. But Phun5.25, has a lot of new features including attraction and repulsion, and celestial gravity. The drawing tools are greatly improved you can now have hollow or “holy” shapes. There is a cut tool a gear tool, and you are able to add and subtract shapes. Also improved are your selection option. Everything now has a context menu, which is pretty slick once you get used to it.
I use Camstudio a free open source video screen capture app. The results are pretty pixelated, and both programs require a lot of RAM, resulting in the Phun simulation playing sluggishly on my computer, while it is being recorded. So this robot dancer looks a lot better in Phun than it does in this YouTube clip. The frame rate is much higher and the vector graphics are really sharp. Plus the puppet really can dance, it’s scary how alive it seems when you have the right beat behind it.
Get Agodoo Phun at phunland.com. (they are having server problems, but will probably be fixed soon)