Kaleider effects can be mapped onto various non-flat, curved Surfaces. The button on the Kaleid Tools panel can be clicked to toggle on/off the currently selected non-flat Surface (or hit the F10 key). Right-click to access a popup menu of Surfaces to choose from. Other than the standard Flat Surface, effects will tend to appear distorted when tiled over a Surface, sometimes rather drastically.
Putting effect tiles into motion over non-flat Surfaces, either with manual Shifting or automated Wandering movements, can often produce fascinating results. Patterns might appear squeezed or stretched or warped or swirled as they meander up, down and around curvatures. Normal, undistorted Masks and Mandalas can be applied over non-flat Surfaces. The appearance of Surfaced scenes can often be enhanced by pressing the button on Kaleid Tools to re-render with Improved Quality.
The Automatic Effects Configuration
screen includes a Surfaces tab with options to control how Surfaces
might be randomly selected during Automatic Effects.
Of course, Surface changes can be captured in Scripts, and later modified via the Script Control
and and Editing screen. So it's easy to create Scripts that
switch between various Surface types. Surface changes can also
be controlled with a MIDI Device.