November 2017 | By James Paterson

Norman is an open-source Web VR tool built by an artist to create frame-by-frame animations in 3D.

This experiment is no longer active, but you can still learn about it on this page.


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Artist and coder James Paterson wanted a way to freely animate frame-by-frame in 3D space around him. So he turned to Web VR to create Norman, the open-source VR animation tool he’d always dreamed of. With no prior knowledge of VR coding, James built and refined the tool on a web browser with Javascript.

Norman allows James to create and showcase his distinctive VR animations, and shows how artists can create their own VR tools to bring their creative visions to life, right on the web.

Watch an animated short made entirely with Norman, view the experience (using cardboard, VR Headsets, or just in your browser), or dig into the code of the actual tool.

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