“a-ha’s classic video for ‘Take On Me’ was the result of painstaking effort — it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds,” Jon Fingas reports for Engadget.

“Now, however, you only need an iPhone to recreate the look yourself,” Fingas reports. “Trixi Studios has shown off an augmented reality iOS app that produces the ‘Take On Me’ look in your own home.”

“The proof-of-concept software makes do with virtual versions of A-ha’s Morten Harket and the pipe-wielding thugs, but its effect is more convincing than you might think,” Fingas reports. “Trixi wrote the software using Apple’s ARKit…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We wonder if Google ever gets tired of standing there shellshocked and slack jawed as Apple takes off at light speed leaving them drooling at the starting line?

Here’s a-ha’s original video with its 16 weeks of rotoscoping:

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