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Google Gives Artists A New Way To Animate

Google Gives Artists A New Way To Animate
Augmented & Virtual Reality

Daydream Labs has developed the simplest 3D animation concept yet

Jiwon Kim
  • 8 july 2016

Google’s Daydream Labs has developed a way to simplify the art of 3D animation through the use of virtual reality. People can directly engage in creating their own stories by moving an object through a scene. These actions rapidly create a tale. The developers found that these simple maneuvers within virtual reality completely change the way people interact with animation.

In one of these VR experiments, the team at Daydream Labs got people to bring characters to existence by letting them pick toys and move them around. The scene would be recorded and played, producing a short film. In the video below, viewers see a plane fly through a band of Android robots, for example.

The team believes that these experiments led to significant observations on VR and 3D animation. VR and toys are already designed for playing. Therefore, it is easy for anyone to move and create a story by utilizing virtual reality. Also, VR provides a comfortable environment for people to experiment with silly voices while creating these animations.

The team believes that this type of animation system will not replace the current system. However, it is a way for anyone to create their own stories. Virtual reality is reshaping and advancing the way that technology can be used for both play and work, and it will continue to expand the way stories are told and perspectives are shared.

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