Trapcode AirPaint for iPhone

This app allows you to paint in air with your iPhone! It uses the built-in accelerometer to estimate how you move the iPhone when painting a stroke in air and the stroke is then displayed on screen.

How to use video on YouTube
How to use video for iPhone
Buy App (iTunes App Store, or search for "AirPaint")

Accelerometer data alone is not enough information to recreate the stroke, so this application uses physics-based methods to guess how your hand moved based on the acceleration data. As a result, it is fairly easy to paint simple shapes like squares and circles, but more advanced shapes are harder and provides a fun challenge.


If you paint something nice you can use the iPhone's screen shot capability (press "home" and "awake/sleep" at the same time) to save your art piece with your photos.

We look forward to your feature requests on how to make the app better!
Requests and support e-mail: peder (dot) norrby <at> gmail (dot) com

Read the first review!

Kudos to Pablo Picasso and Gjon Mili who did this in 1947 using a camera with long exposure time (and a flash at the end):

Trapcode AirPaint is a trademark of Trapcode AB and the app is © 2008 Trapcode AB. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

check out Trapcode Tesla - another iPhone/iPod Touch app from Trapcode

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