Animation,Mobile app,Google,3D computer graphics

Google’s Toontastic 3D app teaches kids the basics of animation

January 13, 2017
in Kids

If there’s anything kids enjoy more than hearing a story, it’s telling one themselves. And that’s a good thing — psychologists widely believe that imaginative activities like storytelling help children to acquire language and learn basic social cues. In that spirit of creativity, on Thursday Google released Toontastic 3D, an app that teaches kids how to create animated storybooks using their device’s camera and microphone. More: YouTube Kids hit by fresh complaints, this time over junk food videos “With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate, and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, and anything else they might dream up,” Google stated in a blog post. “All they need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story. It’s like a digital puppet theater […] but with enormous interactive 3D worlds, dozens of customizeable characters, 3D drawing tools, and an idea lab with sample stories to inspire new creations.” Toontastic isn’t exactly new; it’s the product of an acquisition....

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