I’ve brought you sites about Leonardo da Vinci before. Some of them have even included his illustrations. So, you might be asking, what’s different this time? Well, on this site, the illustrations are animated.
There’s an introduction to the animations. You will find it just above the thumbnails. To view the animations, click a thumbnail. The animations available are: Vitruvian Man, Human Figures in Motion, The Heart, Warfare, Geometrical Solids, Centrally-Planned Church, Anatomy of a Bird’s Wing, Rays of Light and Summary.
Each animation has a description that goes with it, describing both what is in the animation and the theory behind it. Pretty cool, huh?! To view these animations, you will need a Flash Player and you can get one here for free!
Another cool part of this site that I want to mention is, on the side menu, you’ll see a category called Canal Challenge. It is a really cool game where you try to build a canal against the clock.
To register to play it, you just need to fill in your e-mail address, name and agree to the terms and conditions. Then, just click Play. It is very challenging (or maybe I’m just terrible at it!) Either way, it is a lot of fun. After watching the animations, I must have played the game for an hour.
Are you ready to explore Leonardo’s illustrations, now that they are animated? Check it out!