Design company Red Hill Studios has announced the release of the Painting with Time iPad app – the first in a series of time painting apps – that lets you explore how the world around you changes over time.
“The Painting with Time app makes it fun to manipulate time,” says Red Hill Studios creative director Bob Hone. “Your fingers literally paint with time – transforming everyday scenes into amazing time composites.”
Brought to you by the creators of the Exploring Time international documentary series (www.exploringtime.org), and the Playing with Time traveling museum exhibition (www.playingwithtime.org), this free educational app lets you make leaves magically appear on trees and then paint on the colors of Fall.
You can fill up a tidal pool in Monterey with the incoming tide or display the shades of San Francisco over a day. Each scene reveals a slow natural process that we can’t normally see, says the company.
Programmed by Red Hill senior engineer Charlie Brown, the Painting with Time app provides a range of time brushes and special time slicers that let you transform photographic sequences in new ways. You can paint on layers of time to watch a woman age over 60 years and discover the retreat of a glacier over decades.
- 14 time sequences of nature, art, and people
- Painting Time manipulation mode
- Slicing Time manipulation mode
- Eight preset brushes and slicing patterns
- “Mix and Merge” capability to combine a variety of time views within composites
The announcement was made Friday, Dec. 30.
Red Hill Studios is a transmedia design company that creates interactive games for health, online science games and apps, and immersive museum exhibitions. It also conducts research into new educational and health gaming paradigms. The company is based in San Rafael, CA.