Painting Animator

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Do you enjoy watching the time lapse videos of an artist drawing his masterpiece? Do you want to make your illustrations come to live? Do you like the nice effect of the sketch animation videos? With Painting Animator you will be able to turn any of your photographs, paintings or illustrations into a short animation featuring a realistic drawing effect.

The tool

The Painting Animator is easy to use tool that is made of two separate components. The first one is the Tracer, which is responsible for the realism of the result. It finds all the objects in the source image and follows their curves and fills, while gradually filling the canvas. The second component is an After Effects project file, which adds the camera moves and does the rendering.

The process

Start with the Tracer by importing your image. Then select up to three areas that will be used for close up animations. Define starting points, number of details, animation speeds and other variables that will make your animation unique. Import the calculations in After Effects by simply dropping a png file and render your stunning drawing animation.



Check out some demos animated with the Painting Animator. Images used are from Unsplash editor's Choice: 2017 Photos of the Year. A collection of the top photos in 2017, selected by Unsplash Editors. Unsplash - Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world's most generous community of photographers.


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