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Beautiful Chaos

Visualizing an astounding blend of art and science
3.95348617794132 of 5

An Astounding Blend of Art and Science

Now retina enabled! See gorgeous images in HiDPI on Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops.

Chaos Responds to Your Every Movement

A million colored points shift and swirl as you interact with this experimental art app using the Leap Motion Controller™. Use two hands to control the colorful cloud, and use one hand to move the camera. Access advanced controls to further refine the appearance of the Beautiful Chaos.

Explore the Unseen

An infinite variety of futuristic, abstract shapes are produced by the mathematical formulas underlying this exciting app that blends art and science. With the Leap Motion Controller, you will have an unprecedented sense of immersion in this simulation, and you will see new and exciting forms and movement every time you play with it.

  • Activate your control of the chaotic cloud by reaching out two hands above the Leap Motion Controller with your fingers spread out. Experiment with fast movement and slow movement.
  • Move the virtual camera by reaching out one hand above the controller, with your fingers spread out. When you discover an image you like, click the camera to save it.
  • Play with the other sliders and buttons to change how everything looks. Once you're an expert, you can click the gear icon to hide the parameters.
  • Multi-window / multi-monitor support for VJs, performers, and other users who want the full controls available on one window or display and just the image on the other window, display, or projector (experimental feature).
  • Full documentation of all features is available at

What's New

Version 1.2.2
  • Now retina enabled! See gorgeous images in HiDPI on Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops.
  • added 'w' as an alternative shortcut for opening the secondary window, for foreign keyboards that don't contain the back tick ('`') key.
  • Full documentation of all features is available at

Ratings & Reviews


    4 of 5
    by user-5979 – February 15, 2014



  • Awesome particle simulator/mathematical chaos app

    4 of 5
    by user-3259 – July 24, 2013

    This is a really cool application. Your hand movements create randomness in the system of "particles" . The closer you move your palm together the more randomness introduced. You can also stop the image by lifting up your hands. Mathematics can be quite beautiful. Also, the leap motion controls are fairly spot on and accurate. Haven't had any trouble thus far.

    6 out of 7 customers found this review helpful

  • Mind-blown

    5 of 5
    by user-2427 – July 22, 2013

    Simply beautiful! Perfect color blend, and easy manipulation. Awesome app!

    6 out of 8 customers found this review helpful

  • Impressive!

    4 of 5
    by user-5920 – November 5, 2013

    Very impressive and creative art oriented; three add on would be gorgeous: 1. Music 2. Video recording 3. Different Colors Thanks and good work

    1 out of 1 customers found this review helpful

  • Strange... yet attractive! Seriously amazing.

    5 of 5
    by user-4922 – October 14, 2013

    I've tried a number of leap apps so far, and this one beats them all. It's a perfect use of the leap's capabilities; it's high refresh rate, and high precision. The mathematical structures in the app seem to come alive, and respond to my slightest movement. I long to hear what the patterns on the screen would sound like if the app had audio output! Perhaps it's for the best, though... I'm afraid my brain would literally explode from awesomeness overload.

    1 out of 1 customers found this review helpful

  • Really cool

    4 of 5
    by user-4334 – August 19, 2013

    i just miss a recording video option but is really cool! I hope next updates will incluide that.

    1 out of 1 customers found this review helpful

    Platform: OS X
    Version: 1.2.2
    Size: 9.18 MB
    Age Rating: 3+
System Requirements

Mac OS X v10.7+
Processor: Intel i3+
GPU: Radeon HD 3000 series / GeForce 9000 series or higher (Beautiful Chaos might work on integrated Intel graphics, but the performance won't be as good as on a dedicated graphics card)
Free Hard Drive Space: 50MB