3D characters from coloring book


A bespoke coloring book for children.

Design concept

As a page is being colored, handheld AR shows a 3D-rendered version of the character on the page is textured with the coloring. The custom-made character can be saved and used for, e.g., animation through motion capture or integrated into games.

Experiential qualities and related concepts

Hybrid, seductive.

Augmentation modality


Technical options

Custom texturing algorithm.

Prototyping techniques

Video scenario.


Disney Research, 2015.
Disney is using augmented reality to bring coloring books to life” (The Verge, 2015)