Students will be relaxing to the warm digital glow of a fireplace playing on the art room screen as they follow a drawing guide for creating The Grinch from Dr. Seuss' book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Then they will see the book cover come to life with augmented reality. This will also juxtapose the two depictions of the Grinch as you see above. The animated Grinch is green with simplified textures and the illustration on the book cover is white with fine black lines of texture to show his fur.
If you have been following me on twitter, you would know that I'm currently in an augmented reality frenzy. I keep wanting to make everything around me and my students come to life with augmented reality. I now have a collection of children's book covers that come to life through animation and the EyeJack app. Explore them here.
The Sneetches comes to life using the EyeJack app after the effect is loaded by scanning the QR code.
This animation was made by
1. making out the character using Brushes Redux
2. Tracing the character in Do Ink Drawing app
3. Copying it multiple times and redrawing arms and legs in different poses to create a walking sequence
4. Then I used Do Ink composition mode to combine the masked photo and walking animation with a path.
5. I duplicated/flipped it to make it walk back.
This movie became the overlay and the original cover was the trigger in Eyejack app.
I drew my learning mascot and placed her on this Calm Down poster for my classroom. When you scan the QR code using EyeJack app she comes to life dancing to Taylor Swift's song, Calm Down. This was made using free apps (drawn in Keynote, set to music in iMovie, and augmented in EyeJack app Creator). You can try it yourself or have a print made from my image using Artsonia (make sure you designate Dryden for Artsonia's 20% classroom donation). Here is what she looks like when you scan her.
I learned from Paul Hamilton on Twitter about an augmented reality app that I plan on using to replace HP Reveal called EyeJack app. It has a creator app for the mac desktop and an app for your device. You set up a trigger, overlay, and option audio in the creator then scan the QR code it generates to load the effect (the first time). Look at the tweet below to see what my cover page looks like when you scan the QR code in the app.
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