In a paper published just last week entitled “Live Texturing of Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings“, the wizards at Disney Research™ unveiled their advances in the cutting-edge world of augmented reality. “Coloring books capture the imagination of children and provide them with one of their earliest opportunities for creative expression,” write the authors. “However, given the proliferation and popularity of digital devices, real-world activities like coloring can seem unexciting, and children become less engaged in them. Augmented reality holds unique potential to impact this situation by providing a bridge between real-world activities and digital enhancements.”
You can check out some of the stills below, as well as a video which shows the extraordinary technology in action. Disney Research is an international network of research labs, with the mission to push the scientific and technological forefront of innovation at The Walt Disney Company. Disney Research combines the best of academia and industry, by doing both basic and application-driven research. “We view publication as a principal mechanism for quality control and encourage engagement with the global research community,” writes the team. “Our research applications are experienced by millions of people. We honor Walt Disney’s legacy by innovating and deploying our innovations on a global scale.” You can learn more about Disney Research™ by visiting DisneyResearch.com, and by seeing all of their incredible research videos on their YouTube Channel.
Recently I posted the incredible new PBS American Experience documentary on the life of Walt Disney. The 3-hour and 40-minute film provides the viewer with an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers, and tells the story of how a cartoon-obsessed little boy went on to completely transform American culture, and most importantly the modern concept of the American dream at large. The film is a remarkable tour-de-force, and you can watch it in full by CLICKING HERE. (source: My Modern Met)