Created for Making Future Magic, BERG together with Dentsu London have come up with this quite wonderful movie combining iPad and light painting. The team first created software models in Cinema4D. These were then rendered as cross sections, like a virtual CAT scan, making a series of outlines of slices of each form. These are then played back on the surface of the iPad as movies together with dragged iPad through the air to extrude shapes captured in long exposure photographs. Each 3D form is itself a single frame of a 3D animation, so each long exposure still is only a single image in a composite stop frame animation.
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.
Of course, having a dedicated iPad app to do the process would be a fantastic but knowing the copy-of-a-copy app culture of the AppStore, rest assured someone has already started working on it.
Posted on: 15/09/2010
Posted in: iPad