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Techwizards AUBy Techwizards AU
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Techwizards AUBy Techwizards AU
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AU$ 870
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
12
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 21 2013 8:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

 We are proud to unveil Pamm the world's first Oil painting machine. The computer based painting machine that is 100% custom developed by a group of friends. This exciting piece of machinery is still in development and that is why we are here. Let us show you what we are so excited about.

Oil Paintings from digital images.

A truly unique realization of modern technology and traditional art. Every photo is a moment captured that is never repeatable. Imagine if you could turn this moment into art. Should this be a landscape, a family photo, party picture with your friends their wedding’s unforgettable moments, your photo with your love or perhaps her favorite picture of her cat or even great shots made on your favorite holiday. With our technology you can easily and reliably turn your favorite photos into stunning life like oil paintings.

Castle Painted by Pamm
Castle Painted by Pamm

Unconventional yet traditional.

A few years ago during a regular late nigh chat between friends a topic came up that we rarely talk about, despite the amount of photos we capture we rarely look at them afterwards. Following this discussion came the idea of how we could make these images last and turn them into real masterpieces that we will treasure, always be the center of attention and want to look at again and again.

We realized that a real traditional painting would be a perfect way to convert a digital image into something truly unique and remarkable that represents real value.

Three years ago we envisioned a concept of a painting machine which is capable of creating art that is similar to such as created by a human artist using paint brushes. The machine uses a technology that is similar to current modern printers, automatic, quick and cheap however capable of creating high quality oil paintings based on digital images. With this technology we offer an exceptional solution in the world of digital printing. 

We all know how expensive oil paintings can be if our project is successful we will be able to produce quality oil paintings affordable to everyone if you are kind enough to pledge you will be the first ones to know when our products will be available to the public as well.

The Development

Due to the complexity of the development we have started working on the project on many threads all at once. One of the main areas was software development. With the programs we have created during three years we are now able to create the necessary 3D movements and color mixing/matching information.

Original photo
Original photo
Painting produced
Painting produced

 On the top the original image, at the bottom the painting created by Pamm stroke by stroke like a real painting.The size of the oil painting based on the photo 37,44*52 cm (14,74*20,47 inch).

To create the paintings we needed a machine that was capable of fully create them without any human intervention. The solution we developed:

·mixes the colors used on the painting

·uses real artistic brushes to create the painting

For the mixing currently a special mixing head is responsible with a palette of five colors.

During the mixing procedure we can mix up any color in any quantity even if its a minimal amount.

Mixing head and painting nozzles
Mixing head and painting nozzles

  The mixing machine in an early stage of the procedure.

The pre-mixed paint is automatically transferred into the painting nozzle after which stage using an artistic brush the paint gets transferred onto the canvas stroke by stroke just like the real thing.

The required complicated and quick movements are partly controlled by a uniquely designed lightweight carbon embedded glass mechanism.

The mechanism is made of glass tubes to achieve high speed precision movements.
The mechanism is made of glass tubes to achieve high speed precision movements.
The first generation of the painting head
The first generation of the painting head

 The programming of the painting procedure was a big tasks to achieve. Although the conversion software calculates most of the movement data it is the core driver’s task to convert the stored target coordinates into dynamic and fluid complicated motion.

The system is currently being programmed in three languages.
The system is currently being programmed in three languages.

Present, Future and our goals.

So where are we now? At present we are able to convert and paint oil paintings based on digital images. However there are certain things which need to be modified before production can commence. The currently coded image conversion software are only able to run on one CPU core making the rendering a very lengthy procedure. We would like to optimize our current software packages to run on multiple CPU and GPU cores (graphics card core).

With this the currently hours long procedure can be reduced to just minutes. During the planning of the head unit our primary goal was to create a machine that is able to create paintings using real artistic brushes of which we are currently using the 4th generation. This head only uses one paint brush but we are in the process of changing it to one that is capable of using multiple different size brushes. With this solution the composition of the painting remains along with dramatically reduced painting time.

Our goal with the contributions is: we are hoping to achieve such a software and hardware optimization with which finally we can bring the painting machine to production level. We do not plan to sell the machine itself instead we would like to offer beautiful affordable paintings that were out of reach for most until now.

You can find up to date information on our website.

http://painterpamm.com

We invite you participate in our facebook competition as described in the rewards on the right. Here is the link: Pamm Facebook comptetition

 Please send your images to enter to: kickstarter@painterpamm.com

include your full name and address as well.

...and this is the current library of images you can choose as per the rewards on the right: Image library

Inspiration and guarantee.

The development of the technology has been progressing in the past few years but only got to the current stage in 2013 when the Australian based Techwizards AU and the European Pamm International Media co. Ltd got together to uplift the project. Andrew (TechWizards AU) just could not let this exciting opportunity pass by so there came the idea of crowd funding as we hope that people will be just as excited to see this wonderful invention come to life as we are.
With parties in two continents (Australia and Europe) the combined knowledge and experience empowers us to safely overcome any technical difficulties that may arise. These challenges has set us many sleepless nights but at the end the rewards and joy inspire every one of us in the team.

Current samples of real paintings produces by Pamm.

Sunflowers Replica
Sunflowers Replica
Mona Lisa Replica
Mona Lisa Replica

Risks and challenges

So why do we think we will be successful at what we planned?

Partly because the technology already works even if slowly. Also because it's not the only and first technology which we are working/worked on and we have very positive experiences in this field.

This is what we would use your contribution for:

To finish the development we need additional funds to finish the software development and engineering tasks to fully develop the required multi CPU support. This is a very labor intensive task.

·the fully developed machine is capable of creating many thousands of paintings in a month that is currently taking much longer.

We set the pledge amounts in a way that we do not have to greatly limit the number of paintings we give away to you. We would like everyone who is able to help to receive a really unique, unconventional yet traditional memory that was created by our painting machine.

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    We will include your name on our website among our supporters, you will also receive a special printed post card.

    Also you will get a chance to upload a favorite image of yours to our website and if it receives the most likes we will send you a real oil painting of that image. Top 10 will qualify. Size 600mm x 400mm 23,62 * 15,75 inch.
    Categories: Friend\Spouse, Favorite pet, Landscapes, Famous sights (Opera house etc), Cars\bikes, Party pictures, My Garden.

    Images must 2000x3000 pixels or at least 6 megapixels resolution.

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    Pledge AU$ 39 or more About $28

    We will publish your name on our website as a supporter and you get to chose from a range of oil paintings in our inventory that Pamm will create for you. Size: 400mm x 300mm 15,75 * 11.81 inch

    Also you will get a chance to upload a favorite image of yours to our website and if it receives the most likes we will send you a real oil painting of that image. Top 10 will qualify. Size 600mm x 400mm. Categories: Friend\Spouse, Favorite pet, Landscapes, Famous sights (Opera house etc), Cars\bikes, Party pictures, My Garden. Images must 2000x3000 pixels or at least 6 megapixels resolution.

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    Pledge AU$ 79 or more About $56

    Medium sized oil painting of an image of your choice, the perfect living room decoration or gift idea. Painting dimensions: 600mm x 400mm 23,62 * 15,75 inch.
    Your name will also appear on our website as supporter.

    Also you will get a chance to upload a favorite image of yours to our website and if it receives the most likes we will send you a real oil painting of that image. Top 10 will qualify. Size 600mm x 400mm. Categories: Friend\Spouse, Favorite pet, Landscapes, Famous sights (Opera house etc), Cars\bikes, Party pictures, My Garden. Images must 2000x3000 pixels or at least 6 megapixels resolution.

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    Special edition.
    You receive a painting of your choice based on any image you choose. Your signature will be painted on the canvas as if you painted it yourself.
    Your name will be included on our supporters wall plus the back of the painting will be signed by our team members thanking you for your generous support.
    Painting dimensions: 600mm x 400mm 23,62 * 15,75 inch

    Also you will get a chance to upload a favorite image of yours to our website and if it receives the most likes we will send you a real oil painting of that image. Top 10 will qualify. Size 600mm x 400mm. Categories: Friend\Spouse, Favorite pet, Landscapes, Famous sights (Opera house etc), Cars\bikes, Party pictures, My Garden. Images must 2000x3000 pixels or at least 6 megapixels resolution.

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    The Early Bird Special. Larger size painting which can be selected from our image library. Your name will be included on our supporters wall plus the back of the painting will be signed by our team members thanking you for your generous support. Painting dimensions: 600mm x 900mm 23,62 * 35.43 inch. Also you will get a chance to upload a favorite image of yours to our website and if it receives the most likes we will send you a real oil painting of that image. Top 10 will qualify. Size 600mm x 400mm. Categories: Friend\Spouse, Favorite pet, Landscapes, Famous sights (Opera house etc), Cars\bikes, Party pictures, My Garden. Images must 2000x3000 pixels or at least 6 megapixels resolution.

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    Early Bird Large Landscape. Perfect size for the living room. Same as the $299.00 option but this comes in 600mm * 1200mm 23.62 * 47.24 inch.

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    The Large and Personal. Same size and options as the $299.00 however you get to choose any image you desire and Pamm will paint it for you.

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    The Ultimate Choice. A painting of 690mm * 1400mm 27.16 * 55.11 inch. Same as the Early Bird options in a respectable size.

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    Pledge AU$ 999 or more About $708

    This is a chance to decorate the entire house with beautiful paintings.
    You may select 5 paintings from our library.
    Painting dimensions: 600mm x 900mm 23,62 * 35.43 inch.
    You also get the same perks as the Early Bird Option the only difference is you get to upload 5 images to enter the competition.

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