Tuesday, October 6, 2009

software turns doodles into digital photos

First animators threatened by advancing technology...now photographers. According to the Huffington Post, students at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University (the MIT of China) have created web-based software that transforms basic doodles into composite photographs. As long as you label the doodles, so the search engine knows what to look for, PhotoSketch presents composites for you to review in just minutes. You can reject and revise until you are satisfied. No casting calls. No location fees. No artistic temperments to appease when requesting a reshoot.

You can download a free 30 day demo of PhotoSketch here. But only if you're running Windows. A Mac-based version was promised for September. But like artists it emulates, the software missed a deadline.


M.M. McDermott said...

Definitely see this having value as a down-n-dirty mock-up generator. Maybe even something for rough boards. But don't think it deserves the Art Director-Killer label that's been trotted out by the melodramatists on the blog wires.

Haddock said...

Must try this out.