Going Beyond Ink with Graffiti Analysis 3

Technological advancements have often added a twist to many things in our lives bringing about a stunning effect. Graffiti is an age old art that has been a part of our lives since centuries. With the coming of the electronic age and computer software developing by leaps and bound this ancient art has been given a facelift.

Graffiti Analysis is a software that creates visual images of gestures involved in the creation of tags. It captures the motions of graffiti writers thereby recording, analyzing and archiving them as GML files (Graffiti Markup Language). These files are especially formatted xml files that facilitate archiving of gestural graffiti motion data. All GML files are stored on an open online database named 000000book.com. This is where all graffiti artists share analytical representation of their individual styles. Not only do they get to know more about the graffiti community but also get to analyze their own style.

After having successfully launched Graffiti Analysis 2, Evan Roth is back with a brand new version, Graffiti Analysis 3. This open source application effectively works with the iPhone as well as others and helps create digitized versions of motion-rich styles with the help of motion tracking, computer vision technology and a customized C++ application. Making use of these gestures algorithmically generated digital projections are created that appear on building surfaces. What we see here is a kind of blend of the traditional graffiti art, modern day street experimental art and new media technology.

Graffiti Analysis 3 is way ahead of its predecessor version 2. This new version has added features that give it a far too superior edge. Along with the graphic it is also possible to incorporate audio in to it giving a richer and wholesome experience. And how about a 3D effect? Well, with 3D being so much in vogue these days graffiti could not be left behind. And this facility has been wisely included as well. That’s not all. Using a 3D printer this graffiti markup can be printed out too. The laser input feature is yet another awesome feature unveiled in this version.

Graffiti Analysis is available online for OSX, Windows and Linux free of cost. It invites graffiti writers from all over the world to share their tags and help build the largest archive of graffiti motion. As it also invites computer programmers for creating new applications and visualizations, scores of tags have been uploaded – taking graffiti motion to new heights.

If you are an artist, I am sure you will also appreciate Star Wars Graffiti and Video Game Graffiti.

Via: Graffiti Analysis

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