View Full Version : [ubuntu] Light Painting software?

August 23rd, 2011, 08:22 PM

pretty sure some of you have already seen images like this one:

The artists have a camera with long exposure time set up and quickly move a flashlight or some other light source in front of the camera to create this effect.

However, since I don't have an appropriate camera, I would like to know if there is any software that would use my webcam to create said effect. I know of such software for Windows and Mac, but unfortunately not for Ubuntu :(

Greetings and thanks in advance for your help! :)

August 23rd, 2011, 08:40 PM
you could convert the movie to an animated gif first: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=745643 (didn't check if this still works, but try it and report errors if needed).

But change step 4, don't put the layers after each other, but on top of each other.