Hello, as a long time 'player' of Artrage and Artrage2 I have benefited from the relaxed and creative aspect of the software. This past week I have been trying to look for a piece of software with the same ethos as ArtRage, but for capturing ideas a references. Let me explain:
When I get an idea or inspiration for a future project, be it an animation, painting or website interface, I collect images, references, pieces of music, videos, website links etc into a folder. Example (for a future project I might do about a witches house that can walk):
This is a fairly normal thing todo, but is rather restrictive. What I really need is to put them all on one page, so they can be moved around, resized etc. Like reference images in artrage.
So then I search for idea gathering software, and all I find are ones that are as ceative and natural as a big mac meal:
What I need is something with the ease and grace of Artrage's image reference loading and manipulation, but on a larger scale, being able to load in videos, music and write notes etc. A kinda digital scrapbook that allows me to organise things naturally and fits the way my brain (and i would assume most creative brains) work. For example, making certain references larger on the screen the more important they are, or being able to add a new piece of paper to the scap page and scribble down some ideas, or write a note, to be able to drag in web links, which get pinned too it and can be run.
Sorta like a digital pin board or scrapbook:
It would be nice to hear if anyone has found software like this? and/or have a discussion on uses and suggestions for it.