You can incorporate your branding so the Everbright integrates with the unique look and feel of your space when not in use by playing animations in a custom color palette. We can develop custom animations and interactions, too.
The Everbright can attract new visitors by playing animations when not in use. (You can also opt to have it be a blank canvas by hitting a function button or by configuring your Everbright with the tablet.) The Everbright runs two main types of animations:
1. Seed patterns can run in “attract” mode with seed patterns when it is not in active use. Seed pattern animations freeze when someone twists a dial, allowing them to build on the pattern.
Here’s an example of seed patterns in action: Discovering seed mode
2. Movie animations take up most of the board with beautiful, flowing lights. This animation functions as a kind of screensaver. When you twist a dial, the animation disappears and reveals a blank canvas.
Here’s a photo of an Everbright running a movie animation:
The board resets itself after a few minutes of inactivity, so new people are drawn in by a fresh set of patterns to inspire creativity.
Each Everbright ships with its own tablet that is individually configured with the Everbright app, so that anytime we develop a new interactive canvas or animation, that becomes available as an update in the app, and can be loaded onto the Everbright. Currently, we’re at 11, but we keep adding more.
Below are descriptions of the canvases the Everbright ships with:
1. Classic Canvas. Turn any dial through 162 colors of the rainbow, endlessly in either direction.
2. HexPop. Seed pattern, hexagons pop out and freeze when you twist a dial.
3. Waves. Seed pattern, freezes on twist. Slowly moving waves.
4. HexStar. Seed pattern.
5. Spirals. Seed pattern.
6. Kaleidoscope. Seed pattern.
7. ColorFlow. Movie animation that disappears like a screensaver on twist. Can customize the color palette.
8. StarBlender. Dynamic animation. You twist right to change the color, you twist left to create a burst across the board.
9. ColorBlender. Dynamic animation. You can mix colors together to form hundreds of shades of gradients and colors not typically seen in LEDs.
10. Palette. Custom color palette, dynamically applied to each dial in real time.
11. Mandala Builder. Mandala Builder generates in real-time a symmetrical mirror of your pattern as you design it. It’s useful for teaching geometry/STEAM concepts.
At a high level, here are 6 things you (the owner/staff—not the public) can do with the tablet once you have it:
Note: You do not need internet access to use the tablet. The Everbright app connects to the Everbright’s private wifi signal, which is similar to a bluetooth and has no relation to your building’s internet.
The Everbright is a true “interactive canvas,” meaning pixels can be interactive with each other—globally addressable by twisting—in addition to being individually addressable.
A healthcare organization commissioned a number of custom animations evoking important themes to their visitors. Here are a few of the animations we developed for them:
We turned the colors and shapes of their logo into an abstract animation that evokes their logo and their brand.
We can evoke the logo, the mood, and the qualities and themes your brand represents by developing custom animations using gradient color flows. We’ve taken this direction for a number of brands in the past. The gradient color flows do a nice job of “faking” the logo without being too.
Here is an Illustrator template that will allow your team to create their own interactive artwork. Once we receive the file, we can load it onto the Everbright App after doing some basic color corrections.
This will allow everyone to review and approve animations in advance.
These animations can be loaded wirelessly onto the Everbright by simply updating the tablet whenever new animations are ready.
Not only can you upload animations wirelessly using the tablet/app, but you can also use the app to wirelessly adjust the speed of the animations at any time.
Here are some guidelines on how to use this Illustrator template: