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June 24, 2015 09:00 ET

New Applications Expand 3D Ecosystem for Sprout by HP

Kids, Makers and Pros Bring Art to Life

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced several new applications for Sprout by HP, the world's first immersive computer, enhancing the user experience and expanding the 3D Ecosystem for creative professionals and aspiring creatives.

The new applications that will be available this summer include Crayola Color Alive, Ideum Origami Apprentice, Mobile5 SizeUp, Mischief for Sprout, Sprout Stop Motion, Sprout Light Stencil and Sprout Video Capture, as well as HP's own Sprout 3D Capture application, announced earlier this month.

"These new applications continue to expand HP's immersive computing ecosystem," said Eric Monsef, Highly Immersive Systems, HP. "Both small and industry leading app developers are drawn to the platform as it unlocks unique, immersive experiences for both consumers and professionals."

HP also announced that Sprout is featured at the Crayola Experience in Easton, Penn. The brand new Color Magic attraction showcases Sprout as part of an augmented reality experience that allows kids to bring coloring pages alive by scanning artwork and animating the characters they colored. Kids can create a unique memento by taking a selfie with their character and emailing it to themselves as a keepsake.

New applications bring art to life
As a new technology, Sprout expands the limits of creative possibilities and opens doors for consumer and creative professionals who want to create something completely new. When available, the new applications will be offered through the Sprout Marketplace.

Crayola Color Alive goes beyond the Crayola Color Magic Experience to also allow kids to apply animated effects thru special colors such as Fire-Breath™ and Ice-Blast™. Kids can also save their characters and bring them out to play in 4D anytime. The app already includes 18 free Action Coloring Pages.

Origami Apprentice guides learners through the process of folding origami models. Projected instructions on the Sprout's unique mat take the user step by step through the folds while the upper screen provides animated and verbal instructions. Users can create a variety of origami.

Mobile5 SizeUp demonstrates the power of Sprout by allowing users to measure objects in real-time using Sprout's downward facing camera. The measurements are projected on the mat overlaying the real object and shown on the vertical screen. With the ability to change from metric to imperial systems and different unit measures, the app is expected to be ideal for crafters, makers, professionals and educators worldwide.

Mischief for Sprout is a creative sketching tool ideal for drawing, doodling, whiteboarding, or producing creative artwork or designs. The app integrates with the overhead cameras for quick capture and import of 2D objects. It also provides an unobstructed full screen preview of the canvas on the vertical screen. Mischief features an "Infinite Canvas" with pin-able views that adds a new level of brainstorming, drawing details or storytelling.

Sprout Stop Motion allows any user to easily create stop motion videos. Stop Motion captures real objects as digital assets by using the two Sprout cameras, then users mix them up with screen captures and edit using intuitive yet powerful features like frame duplication, image cloak and delays. Users can also record sound from a microphone or import an audio file to enrich the video production.

Sprout Light Stencil enables users to trace, etch or stencil on physical objects using an image or design of their own creation. First, the app projects the image to the horizontal mat, then the user can apply effects, rotation and scale to the projected image. Finally, the user traces, etches, or stencils the projected image onto their preferred material, for example: wooden blocks, t-shirts, leather or cake. 

Sprout Video Capture provides a seamless and efficient workflow for recording video content from multiple cameras on Sprout and the live screen content at the same time. Then the user can trim and create multi-shot videos that can share instructions, projects, presentations or special moments. It enables Sprout users to create their own video content, making it the ideal platform for makers and instructional video production.

HP is experiencing strong response from developers in both the consumer and professional areas. Sprout Emulator and Sprout JavaScript Framework make it easier for developers to create Sprout applications.

Sprout emulator enables developers to test applications on a non-Sprout Windows PC. It simulates the Sprout Workspace that allows developers to test Sprout specific APIs such as Capture, dual screen etc.

Sprout JavaScript framework allows developers to develop applications for Sprout using HTML and JavaScript. This helps developers to use their existing web application source code and assets to create Sprout applications more quickly.

The Sprout Software Development Kit is available at www.sprout.hp.com/developer.

Channel Expansion and Availability
Since its launch in October 2014, retailers have heard the enthusiasm from customers and have increased shelf space and expanded the presence of Sprout to hundreds of locations at Maker Shed, Best Buy, Microsoft Store, Micro Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Abt Electronics and B&H Photo Video. Additionally, last month HP began selling Sprout through its commercial channel in the U.S.

Retailer information is available at www.sprout.com.

HP Blended Reality Ecosystem
Sprout is a first-of-its-kind Immersive Computing platform that redefines the user experience and creates a foundation for future immersive technologies. Part of HP's Blended Reality ecosystem and vision for the future of computing, Sprout and HP Multi Jet Fusion are designed to break down the barriers between the digital and physical worlds.

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