Animata is open-source animation software for creating animations and interactive background projections for concerts, theater, dance performances–and your audio work.
It runs on multiple operating systems and it’s easy to use. You simply load an image, attach a skeleton of triangles to it and voilà! See it here:
The animation can be generated in real time by linking the characters’ movements to the movements of real people captured on video. This means you can make “a virtual puppet band reacting to live audio input” or “a scene of drawn characters controlled by the movement of dancers.” It goes like this:
And Animata allows multi-user collaboration for collective creating and editing. AND, soon the software will be controllable by cell phone.
Try it out and send us your experiments.