Side project: I’ve been reworking Identikit. If you’ve got a Mac running Mac OS X 10.4, please check out the new animated 3D spinning screen saver version, Identikit 3D. Built with Quartz Composer, the most interesting graphical toy in years, free with Developer Tools on any Mac. Here are a few examples (each cube takes up the whole screen; each cube segment spins) for the curious and the Mac-deprived.

Identikit 3D screenshots

The original has 41 faces, as does this one. How to get 41 faces on a cube? Cheating. Poke about in the source if you’re curious.