Dave Simons (O.G. After Effects creator) and team are rocking bells with this new tech. The video below is silent, but you can jump through it to see just how far style transfer has come in just the last year or two.
“Dude, you’re so transparent,” I once told a girl-chasing Photoshop engineer, “I can see a little checkerboard right through you.”
That came to mind seeing this project, which I find just unreasonably charming:
As part of the Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival in Russia, a collaborative of artists worked to create this phenomenal illusion that appears to “erase” a collection of graffiti from a small car and trash dumpster. With the help of a projector, the team painted the familiar grey and white checker grid found in most graphics applications that denotes a deleted or transparent area. The piece is titled “CTRL+X” in reference to the keyboard command in Photoshop for deleting a selection. You can see nearly 100 behind-the-scenes photos of their process here.
[Via some Facebook friend of whose original post I’ve lost track]
I’ll buy that for a dollar:
Someone recently pointed out that Jello Biafra, like Paul Verhoeven, injected enough vicious stupidity into his satire to make it really hold up. That’s the phrase that pays: “Vicious stupidity.”
In 2008, The Atlantic sat down with the filmmaker David Lynch as he mused about inspiration and how to capture the flow of creativity. Now, we’ve animated his words of advice. “A lot of artists think that suffering is necessary,” he says. “But in reality, any kind of suffering cramps the flow of creativity.”
Your kids may commence losing their minds in 3, 2,… 🚗😄
Kids can now create their very own cartoons with Lightning McQueen and Mater as well as new characters Jackson Storm, Cruz Ramirez and Miss Fritter. Two playsets from the film are included—the Florida 500 raceway and the Thunder Hollow demolition derby. Kids can also get an inside look into how animated movies are made with a “behind the scenes” tour of Pixar Animation Studios in the app. “Cars 3” characters and playsets can be added to cartoons until September 30.
I was really pleased to hear how popular it’s proven:
Since January kids have created 2.5 million cartoons with 24,000 hours of content. That’s nearly three years worth of swashbuckling adventures, intergalactic explorations, inquisitive science reports and inventive design pitches.
Great Gaia! Take Elizabeth Edwards’s drawing for a spin, and check out her other 3D work made using Google Tilt Brush.
You know what wasn’t 1/10th as elegant or impressive as this? Me sweating through box jumps today. So behold something prettier:
The water printer itself comprises over 20,000 parts, and took over 5,000 man hours to construct. The printer they built had 2,048 individual nozzles, which turned on and off within 2 milliseconds. The strobes were then set to freeze the droplets mid-air. James Medcraft, the project’s director of photography explains: “We’re using the flash to freeze the water droplets at a very precise moment in space, and we’re having to do that with millimeter and microsecond accuracy.”
Here’s a look behind the scenes:
Warhol painted dozens of identical Campbell’s soup cans. Now, thanks to algorithmically driven printing, every consumer object can be unique:
With the help of Ogilvy & Mather Italy, seven million Nutella jars were made, each donned in a one-of-a-kind label. The packaging design for the ‘Nutella Unica’ series was brought to life using an algorithm that combined colors and patterns to create millions of dissimilar arrangements.
Think next-gen Bitmoji. Check it:
Today, Google is introducing a feature in Allo that uses a combination of neural networks and the work of artists to turn your selfie into a personalized sticker pack. Simply snap a selfie, and it’ll return an automatically generated illustrated version of you, on the fly, with customization options to help you personalize the stickers even further.
If you’re interested in the machine-learning technology that makes all this possible, check out lots of detail from the Google Research team.