Sky textile industry has created a virtual painting of an airbrush, complete with a camera and a lens that can zoom in and out.
In a video posted to YouTube, Sky’s founder and CEO, Andrew Paine, shows off the device.
“When you’re trying to make a painting, you’ve got to use your head and your eye to see it,” he says.
“You’ve got all these things that make it look like you’re painting.
And if you’re not able to see what you’re looking at, then you’re going to be making mistakes.”
In the video, Mr Paine demonstrates the Sky Brush by using it to paint a picture of a flower, for example.
The camera’s lens can zoom into a flower and take a snapshot, allowing the user to zoom out.
“We wanted to make sure that if you look down on it, you’re actually painting a flower,” Mr Pains says.
“So we had to figure out how to make the brush work in a way that allowed us to see the flowers from the other side of the painting.”
The Sky Brush is designed to be used with a wide range of different materials, such as cotton, wool and woolen fabric.
Mr Paine explains that it was important to make it as easy to use as possible.
“So if you want to use cotton or wool or woolen cloth, you can use the brush to paint that,” he explains.
“And you can also use the screen to see where the brush is in relation to the cloth.”
“And then when you put the screen down and put the cloth down and then you look at the screen, you’ll see it’s all just like a photo.”
That’s because the screen is the same size as the brush.
“The video then shows Mr Pines’ demonstration of how the camera and lens work together.
It takes an hour or so to paint an entire canvas.
Mr and Mrs Paine hope that Sky’s virtual painting will inspire other hobbyists to try and create their own digital paintings, using the Skybrush.
Sky’s website has more details on how to use the device, which costs $199.
Mr Dann said the company’s success in creating this virtual painting was a great example of the importance of a team working together.”
It’s a great case study for anyone wanting to do a digital project, because we’ve been able to leverage all of our technology and we’ve got some great partners to help us get the job done,” he said.”
Our vision is to build a whole industry around digital painting.
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