Brilliant augmented reality app lets you star in your own '80s music video
  • One of the most memorable music videos of the 1980s is A-ha’s “Take On Me” featuring a young woman who’s pulled into a world that looks like it only exists as crude pencil sketches.
  • The video took 16 weeks to animate by hand, but Trixi Studios created an augmented reality app that can recreate the effect in real-time.
  • Ever since Apple announced the availability of ARKit — a suite of new tools that make it easier to add augmented reality features to an app — at its WWDC event back in June, iPhone and iPad users have been anticipating how developers will use AR in new and unique ways.Trixi Studios’ ‘Take On Me’ app isn’t exactly a must-have feature for your phone, but watching it turn this home into a series of simple doodles inhabited by a virtual performer makes smartphones seem amazing again.
  • And it’s experiments like this that will eventually lead to augmented reality breakthroughs we won’t be able to live without.

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