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Augmented Reality App Animates San Diego Comic-Con Banner

In San Diego, Anomaly Productions unveiled the Anomaly Comic-Con app, a free app that will make San Diego Comic-Con banners come alive in “fully animated 3D with sound and motion.”

The app uses Augmented Reality technology, and you can test it at home with this banner. The publishers will use the same technology to animate Anomaly, a hardcover graphic novel that will be released in October. Check it out: “The hardcover book will be the longest full-color, original graphic novel ever published and will come with a free augmented reality app for iOS and Android with more than 50 fully 3D models. Just point your iOS or Android device at the page of the hardcover book and the illustrations spring to life in 3D animation and interactivity. Creator Brian Haberlin will demo the book and the AR app at booth 5556 at Comic-Con.”

Written by Brittenham and Haberlin, with art by Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke, Anomaly is set in the year 2717, a time when most humans live in off-world colonies, and a single corporation, The Conglomerate, routinely conquers other planets to steal their resources. The story follows a group of explorers who embark on a diplomatic mission to a mysterious planet, only to find themselves embroiled in a global conflict between its exotic inhabitants. In a world where nothing is as it seems, faced with lethal terrain, killer mutants and dangerous magic, their mission turns deadly.

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