//  Lightning Artist Toolkit  /  lightningartist.org
info:  Tools for hand-drawn volumetric animation
role:  Researcher, Developer
when:  2016–present
where:  Toronto, New York
The Lightning Artist Toolkit (Latk) provides a common file format and suite of tools that help you integrate hand-drawn volumetric animation into any project. Readable in any popular 3D graphics application and ready to use in real-world production scenarios, its goal is to make creation in 3D as expressive and intuitive as drawing in 2D.

A note about the name: early animators like Winsor McKay first created their work for a live audience in vaudeville halls—and they were billed as lightning artists.”

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.