Holographium Lets You Light Paint Words with Your iPad

Back in September we featured a creative technique that used an iPad to “light paint” 3D objects and text. Now there’s an app called Holographium that allows anyone to light paint words with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. All you do is provide some text, start taking a long exposure photo, and then drag your iPad (or whatever iDevice) through the photo while the app slowly displays the various slices of the text. The resulting photograph will show the text spelled out in 3D and floating in the air.

Holographium is available from the App Store. It’s completely free until November 15th, 2010, and will be priced at around $10 after that date.

  • Joe

    That’s ridiculously AWESOME!

  • lloyd

    $10 …quick, landgrab

  • Eugene

    This is pretty cool — thanks for the tip!

    Downloaded now, will try to capture some photos using this app…

  • Patrick Ahles

    Now I have something to shoot tonight!

  • Taptanium

    Great article! Hope you’re going to have a lot of fun with Holographium! Don’t forget to tell all your friends about it, and upload your pictures here: – can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Mat

    Holo Light does the same thing for free…

  • Georgeous Monkey

    Holographium is free too. Maybe not for ever, but right now it is. Even when it becomes a paid app I would still buy it. It’s a lot of fun to use and look at. You really see the time that wen’t into polishing it.

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  • guest

    November 14th – costs $7.99

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  • Richard Holden

    Does anybody know of an Android equivalent?

  • Taptanium

    The price info from Michael was correct. I told him that it will be free until 15th Nov 2010 and then cost $10.

    Unfortunately, I was forced a few days later to put an early price tag on Holographium, because there were too many people downloading it for free without having an appropriate camera and without reading the instructions.

    The cool part: The majority of users has rated Holographium with awesome 5 stars! People really love it, and it’s a great motivator to continue development :)

    The bad part: It sucked to see lots of 1-star reviews like “useless without a camera” and similar from people who download everything that doesn’t climb up the next tree when counting down to zero.

    So the only way to stop that was to put a fat price tag on it. I mean a really fat one. One that makes people thing tripple of times before buying it.

    With the “high” price tag, only people who are serious about it download it.

    Well, that was sort of the bad news. Now the good news:
    In return, I decided to not price it at $10. Right now it’s $4.99 and I have no big plans to increase the price any time soon.

    Thanks a lot to everyone who bought it so far. With your purchase you’ve supported the development of high quality apps.

    Much love and great fun with Holographium,

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  • Lambard

    WOW v2 is so much better ! awesome !