Los Angeles, California / SIGGRAPH 2015 – Bricolage, the node-based compositor for iOS has been selected for Appy Hour, the ACM/SIGGRAPH conference’s annual showcase of innovative mobile apps.
The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH, will draw top researchers and developers from around the world. “We are honored and excited that Bricolage is among the ten innovative apps selected for Appy Hour. We look forward to presenting our powerful visual effects system to the industry’s top researchers and practitioners.” said PixelSplincher Founder Frances Dose.
Node-based compositing is the industry-standard technology Hollywood uses to build complex layered effects from chains of simple building blocks. Bricolage takes full advantage of the powerful graphics hardware in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and uses custom OpenGL Shading Language programs to process HD video in real time. Node-based compositing used to require a powerful desktop computer, now Bricolage puts it in the palm of your hand.
Bricolage uses an industry-standard technique known as ‘node-based compositing’ to compose multiple layers of photos or video together, and apply coloring and other effects to regions of an image. The power and flexibility offered by countless combinations of effects in a processing pipeline make node-based compositing essential to the work of professional visual effects artists.
iPad and iPhone benefits
Now iPad and iPhone owners can leverage the same technology used for film and television effects on their own photos and videos, right on the device that shot them. Bricolage artists combine different layers using photoshop-style blending modes and/or black & white masks.
Bricolage makes it easy to make different versions of an image and combine them back together, a standard technique used to blur or darken the edges of an image, or selectively recolor the sky or ground.
All the effects can be animated over time, from transitions that switch video streams or overlay text and graphics, to image distortions that move around the video. And Bricolage uses Apple’s Face Recognition technology to mark or cover faces detected in video. In addition to over 100 standard CoreImage effects from Apple, Bricolage includes a powerful real-time green/blue-screen remover, an animated gradient generator, a Bezier-curve matte maker, fractal Perlin noise, and a suite of unique and powerful recoloring and stylization filters
Bricolage is simple to use
Despite its great power, Bricolage is simple to use; build a chain of effects for the images to flow through from the inputs to the output by dragging effect nodes to ‘kiss’ the output of one to the input of another and form a connection. Or press and hold a link to insert a new node in the middle. With a zooming, scrolling canvas, it is easy to organize flows while immediate feedback in the nodes makes it fun to experiment. For older devices, Bricolage includes lower resolution proxy modes, for fast interaction without sacrificing the final quality. The iPhone and iPad have great cameras, now there is way to finish those shots with the high-end processing used for your favorite summer blockbuster.
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later
- 65.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bricolage 1.0.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
PixelSplincher was founded by veteran visual effects programmer Frances Dose on Nov. 11, 2011 to apply years of coding and graphics wizardry to the creation of enchanting apps. Copyright (C) 2015 PixelSplincher. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.