A Kinetic Sketch Pad for Creating Rough Animations

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Screenshot from K-Sketch animation

Drawings sketched on the screen of a Tablet PC can be animated in seconds thanks to new software – and should be about as easy as drawing a picture.

The software, called K-Sketch, allows a relatively unskilled user to sketch out a scene on the PC’s screen, select the parts they want to animate, and then simply drag these objects over the display to make them sweep, loop or spin in whatever way they want. The computer records these movements so that it can play them back as an animation.

See a brief video (10Mb, QuickTime): K-Sketch Motivation and Design.

Neat! A taste of what is to come —
it is due for open source release in early 2006 🙂