By Jonathan Hook
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This version of the Repentir app recognises realist painter Nathan Walsh's recent work “Transamerica”.
To use the application you will need to be in the presence of Transamerica or have a photograph of it to hand. You can download a photograph of Transamerica from the support link on the App Store download page.
Repentir is a mobile application that employs marker-less tracking and augmented reality to enable gallery visitors to explore the under drawing and successive stages of pigment beneath an oil painting's surface. Repentir recognises the position and orientation of a specific painting within a photograph and precisely overlays images that were captured during that painting's creation. The viewer may then browse through the work's multiple states and closely examine its painted surface in one of two ways: scrolling or rubbing. Repentir enables the viewer to explore intermediary stages in the painting’s development and see what is usually lost within the materially additive painting process. Repentir offers an innovative approach to digital reproduction and provides users with unique insights into the painter's working method.
What's New in Version 1.30
We have optimised the tracking algorithm, so that the app can track the painting almost three times faster! We have also increased the quality of the images of the painting.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: 11 November 2013
- Version: 1.30
- Size: 38.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Jonathan Hook
- © Jonathan Hook 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.