Inspired by the neo-dadaist collages of Robert Rauschenberg, about a year ago James Alliban decided to write software which would allow him to quickly paint using using a webcam. In March this year, when the iPad 2 was released with both a front and back facing camera, James saw this as an opportunity to make a mobile version.
Composite allows you to remix your surroundings to create compositions. Users can paint pictures using live video stream by simply pointing their iPad towards your subject drawing over it. A variety of control over the brush and video stream is offered to allow for a range of different aesthetics. These include brightness, contrast, colour offset, alpha, blur and thickness.
More images and video below.
Install it, paint compositions and email your best work to submissions [at] composite-app.com to be featured in the Composite gallery.
Concept & development – James Alliban
Design & illustration – Juliet Lall
Filming – Lee Daley and Steven Archer
Developer: James Alliban
Posted on: 10/08/2011