Osmo is an augmented reality toy that lets children play with the family iPad in some astonishing ways. The current product includes a tangrams toy, a word game, and a physics based game where colorful balls bounce down screen on lines that you draw on paper. They have been, for the most part, educational toys.
Osmo doen’t look like they are doing to stay quiet on that front much long. Today, they have launched a new app to go with the Osmo product that makes the decide as much of a tool than it is a child’s plaything.
Osmo Masterpiece is an iOS app (downloadable here) that will let the user snap a picture of anything they would like, convert it into a line drawing. They can then use the app to help guide them as they draw the image themselves on paper.
I know. Sounds hard to believe based on my explanation. Take a look at this video and see for yourself. Go ahead. I’ll meet you underneath it.
See what I mean? This is some amazing stuff!
Some of the features include:
Infinite Library – Images can be captured via camera or pulled from an internet search, making Masterpiece a modern drawing (or coloring) book with infinite number of pages!
AutoLine and AutoShade – Osmo’s Reflective AI automatically analyzes the digital image to suggest best lines and shades to draw.
Composition – You can rotate, zoom and move the digital template to fit your imagination on paper. Masterpiece also allows combinations of multiple objects from real life or online images to make completely new compositions.
Video Capture – Masterpiece makes an amazing time-lapse video of each of your drawings that is a fun and unique movie for you to share with friends and family!
Engaged Family Gaming will be publishing a review this week once the app goes live, but my early impressions tell me that this will be a really neat app to mess around with. Until then take a look at the gallery below to see the app in action!