Anim8 was developed as part of a research project at University College London (UCL) and Southampton University. The app facilitates the creation of stop-motion animations using handheld cameras, i.e. an iPad. The camera mustn’t move involuntarily between frames when making stop motion animations. This is typically achieved by affixing the camera to a tripod. Anim8 achieves the same effect by identifying common points between frames (using pattern matching algorithms) and distorting each image to align the points between frames.

iPad Demo

Anim8 was created to examine how everyday non-technical users understand and interact with feedback derived from computer vision technologies. The app was developed for iOS devices and written in Swift, C++ and Objective-C.