Coloring books, like many children’s play things, help nurture your child’s imagination.
But what if you could bring your child’s imagination to life? Well, thanks to the actual-real-life geniuses at Disney, you may be able to soon.
Disney researchers have created an app that can recognize 2D coloring books and, in real time, make 3D models of them. As your child colors, the 3D model will also be colored in. This innovative app even brings the characters to life with surprisingly interactive animations.

Children who used the app while drawing were said to have felt much more connected to their art work.

Though the app only works on specific coloring books made by Disney at the moment and is not commercially available yet, they hope to expand it’s capabilities over time. Check out the video below to see a demonstration in action!

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