We were always amazed at videos of people spending countless hours on drawing flipbooks. Since we lack the artistic skill to do something like that we decided to create a program that creates such flipbooks by taking in a video.

What it does

Sketchbook-Animator is a computer program that takes in input as a video and renders it frame by frame into a cool sketchbook animation.

How we built it

We used Numpy and OpenCV to create the Sketchbook image tracing. The OS library is used to take the video and split it frame by frame and write the images in order into a file, the it takes the images in the file and renders them into the final video.

Challenges we ran into

Getting the image tracing was hard to do as we thrived manty different methods, but ended up solving the problem in the end.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of being able to make really cool flip books with no artistic talent :)

What we learned

We learned the basics of OpenCV and how to use the OS library in Python.

What's next for ✏️Sketchbook-Animator

Well there's no color! Next steps would be making a colored version of the program.

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