Among the many partnerships mentioned early in the life of Magic Leap One, Madefire's comic app was by far the most talked about.
On Monday, the two companies finally published the app on public, and we got a glimpse into how it works shortly before it's released.
The app was first planed at the New York Comic Con in 2017, with just a freeze frame showing what could come on the platform. Since then, there have been few visuals to suggest what the app might look like, so the clatter of the app on Magic Leap followers diminished, with few knowing what to expect.
As it turns out, the MadeFire app for Magic Leap is very similar to the tablet version of the app [augusted]
To introduce the app to new users, Madefire recruited the talents of Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, who performs a short demo (see video below), such as Comics can be created and read over the internet Magic Leap One app.
If you're already a fan of the Madefire app on the iPad, using the Magic Leap version is a simple "jump," since the comic screens come to life in the same way, unless you can now also place in your real environment
For a longtime comic reader like me the experience of actually going Being able to get through and behind a comic panel is a whole new experience and something I've always imagined. This is achieved, among other things, that the comics can present 2D panels in mutually different levels. Although the comics are not virtual 3D objects, the multi-layered virtual 2D panels lead to a different kind of immersive experience.
The experience of actually being able to walk through a comic panel is a brand new experience experience and something I've always imagined.
The other tidbit is that Madefire's Motion Books stories are also available in AR, 12 are available at launch. On Madefire, Motion Books are comic books that contain additional audio and animation components. However, the animated components are not "real" animations that you would find in a cartoon. Instead, the elements of each panel are moved within the page or frame for a dramatic effect.
The closest comparison I can imagine is the 2D animations of Flash that were popularized and mirrored years ago by web ads (in fact, but not via Flash) in the popular show South Park . I'm not sure if I'm a fan of Motion Books on a tablet, but it's a completely new way to read comics, which is especially unique when you look at them with the Magic Leap One.
An Unexpected Aspect of the Madefire App The Magic Leap One is the ability to produce comic books as well. The Madefire team took me through creating a short motion book comic in the app while wearing the AR headset, and the process seemed pretty straightforward. In a way, it felt a bit like a spatial computing version of Photoshop, but it was designed to create comics and does not require the user to have coding skills to get their work done in AR.
Anyone wishing to develop their own augmented reality Comic books for the Magic Leap One on the Madefire app can visit the company's website and sign up for author access.
But now the most important question: Will I read many comic books along the way? That's hard to say, since I prefer comic novels (also available in the Madefire app) today, and I particularly enjoy reading and seeing these works as works of art. That's why I've never fully dealt with digital Comics apps from ComiXology and others. But like digital comics apps, I also want to try this new approach.
The app can now be downloaded for free for Magic Leap One users. A number of comic titles are available for free download at startup. [19659019Missing: Hands-on with Magic Leap's avatar chat, virtual remote meetings in AR have arrived