September 30, 2010

3D light painting with an iPad

What a fascinating technique & beautiful result:

We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.

For more info, check out the makers’ blog post & the resulting book.

Posted by John Nack at 4:35 AM on September 30, 2010


  • Scott Valentine — 6:49 AM on September 30, 2010

    That’s just flat-out cool. I love the digital flipbook idea – might have to do some exploration on my own!

  • imajez — 7:40 AM on September 30, 2010

    Now that is impressive. I like the high tech, low-fi methodology too.

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