old unfinished projects: luuper
Luuper is a painting / animation tool that I developed (up to a certain point) in year 2007. The basic idea was that you could make an animated drawing just by the act of painting on a canvas with a choice of generative brushes, and frames were added to the timeline just by holding your 'brush' down. It was supposed to be a tool to create animations without the complexities that are usually associated with that.
You can play around with the editing tool. Here's a link to it:
Instructions: paint around, explore the brushes on your right, tweak the settings for each of them, and pick new colors.
This was going to be part of a broader social network, where you could save your paintings or 'luups' and favorite / comment / share them much in the same way you can do with pics or vids in Flickr or YouTube.
Eventually, I dropped the project because I was too busy with other stuff, like earning my life, and decided to pursue other ideas which seemed better at the moment.
But now, going back to this proof of concept from what feels like a century ago, I find it surprisingly compelling, and funny to play with. So I thought I'd share it with the world, just as it is and in the state where I left it.