Beijing-based innovator outfit Wonder Painter is introducing its one-of-a-kind technology to the world, which enables users to instantly transform a flat image into lively 2D or 3D animations with a smartphone or tablet. The technology was recently showcased at the CES exhibition in Las Vegas, where visitors had a rare chance to demo Wonder Painter first hand.
Users simply draw or snap a photo of the item they want to animate – with the help of a tablet or smart device, or even on paper – and then Wonder Painter’s proprietary algorithm brings the drawing to life against any desired background. Any sketch or image can be turned into animation, while users are given complete control over the animation process (unlike typical VR/AR applications), offering a unique blend of machine learning, artificial intelligence and human creativity.
Wonder Painter’s algorithm also acts to beautify the drawing or photo, making the animation have a clean, professional look.
Wonder Painter offers two standalone apps, Wonder Painter Theater and Wonder Painter 3D, as well as B2B services. The Wonder Painter Software Development Kit (SDK) allows app developers to integrate Wonder Painter into existing software or products, while Wonder Painter Cloud can host the program on existing mobile web pages and apps. Through its SDK, Wonder Painter powers a widely popular interactive storytelling experience on LG’s smart TV service.
Authoring software Wonder Painter Creator, meanwhile, allows customers the chance to create custom content with the help of Wonder Painter.
Wonder Painter offers a wide range of commercial and educational applications from interactive marketing and content production to gaming development and creative storytelling.
The tech can be used across a range of platforms as well, from phones and tablets to computers, smart TVs, gaming consoles and VR/AR handsets, offering users a variety of ways to experience and experiment with this cutting-edge animation software.
Launched by China’s Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies, Wonder Painter has already seen considerable success with enterprise customers globally thanks to the experience of founder and CEO Dr. Xiang Cao – a former director at Lenovo Research, a researcher at Microsoft Research, and fellow at the University of Cambridge.
In China, Wonder Painter Cloud powers AI Artist, one of tech giant Baidu’s most popular apps, while China’s 2022 Winter Olympics committee has also integrated Wonder Painter into its interactive social media campaign.
Learn more at wonderpainter.net.