A Slice of Time and Space (10 Dec 2004)
Cohen and his colleagues have invented a way to turn digital video into an animated cartoon. They've also developed techniques to combine animation with a still picture, which is what allowed Cohen's daughter to 'play' in her painting.
Though others have turned a still image into a cartoon, turning a video into a cartoon is more challenging. "Some people say it's easy," said Cohen. "They use the technique for still images and apply it frame-by-frame. The problem is, if you do this, the images jump all over the place. The background shakes around a lot, and each frame looks like a different drawing. We want to make the video look like a normal cartoon where the motion is smooth."
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