Mural Maker by Da Vinci Eye is the ultimate app for artists who want to create massive drawings and paintings on various surfaces including walls, canvases, sidewalks, buildings, streets, signs, chalkboards, and even rugs.
Before you read any further, note that to use Mural Maker, artists will need two iOS devices: one to function as a video camera and the other to display the live video feed in their hand. The app works with any combination of iPads and iPhones.
If you have any trouble setting up Mural Maker, we offer complimentary concierge customer service and will even video chat with you to help you with your project.
Why is Mural Maker better than a Projector and Grids?
Mural Maker offers several advantages over traditional art projectors and time-consuming grids/doodle grids. Unlike projectors, which can be bulky and require a dark room and a power cord, Mural Maker functions perfectly well outdoors, in bright daylight, away from power outlets, and doesn't even need Wi-Fi. Plus, the app allows artists to accurately compare colors and shades on their canvas to the reference image, making it easier to create more precise and accurate artwork... something that no grid or projector will ever be able to do.
In addition to simply tracing, Mural Maker offers a suite of tools and features such as...
Enables artists to break down their image into stencils by color value. Artists can then print out a color palette, allowing them to mix their paints to the exact colors they need before they begin. The app then shows artists where to paint each color with augmented reality stencils.
Multiple people can paint at the same time as the camera device can stream to multiple drawing devices. This makes it a perfect tool for group projects, workshops, and community mural painting events.
Artists can get back to work in seconds instead of trying to re-align their overlay image back with their work. Mural Maker remembers their project's exact position, making it super easy for artists to work on their mural over multiple days.
Second Set of Eyes
Mural Maker is also your second set of eyes for any project. It allows artists to stand up close next to their giant artwork while simultaneously letting them look at it from far away.
Key Feature Recap:
- Requires two iOS devices to use
- AR Tracking feature remembers the project's exact position, making it easy to get back to work or re-set up the drawing.
- Breakdown feature enables artists to break down their image into different colors and print out a color palette
- Multiplayer mode allows multiple people to paint at the same time
- Functions well outdoors and in daylight
- Enables artists to create artwork of any size
- Includes the same great tools found in the original Da Vinci Eye app, including Strobe and filters
- Allows artists to record a time-lapse of their artwork
Try Mural Maker by Da Vinci Eye today and see how easy it is to create stunning artwork on any surface, without the hassle of traditional projectors or time-consuming grids!
We're excited to announce the release of our first major update for Mural Maker, packed with new features and improvements based on your feedback! Here are some of the highlights:
Introducing the brand-new AR Tracking feature, which remembers the exact position of your project and re-aligns your reference image right back into place over your artwork. This makes it easy to take a break or work on your project over multiple sessions, without losing your progress.
We've also enhanced the Breakdown feature, which now allows you to adjust the color values for each shade. Plus, you can physically print out those colors if you have a printer so you can precisely mix your paints, making it easier than ever to bring your vision to life.
Painting is more fun with friends, which is why we've added multiplayer mode. Mural Maker can now stream to multiple drawing devices, making it perfect for large-scale mural projects or group workshops.
We hope these new features will help you take your artwork to the next level. As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for using Mural Maker by Da Vinci Eye!
2.0.6 Rotation bug fix + Big new feature coming soon!
2.0.3 / 2.0.4 /2.0.5 -> iOS 17 Bug Fixes
2.0.2 Update -> Fixed Micro Controls Clockwise Rotation on drawing Device
Ratings and Reviews
Works as intended, but…
This app is great for getting your scale and proportions close from picture to canvas or whatever surface you draw or paint on.
The issue is that the video feed from your camera device to your drawing device is quite poor. Between the video lag on higher resolutions, to the extreme pixelation on lower resolutions, there is no good middle ground for capturing details work.
For me, this is not an issue, as I only really want to capture the outline and shadow areas of images. It’s a huge time saver. The rest I can do on my own and it will probably make me a better painter anyway.
For those who are just starting out and want a really detailed tracing app… this isn’t it. Get yourself a projector.
Camera device: iPhone 14pro
Drawing device: iPad 11 pro
I hope there’s some sort of workaround coming for this as it would be nice to capture details if needed. But not a deal breaker for me.
Developer Response ,
Hey there! We've just launched an awesome update that will make streaming your artwork faster and clearer. You can check it out by using the Mural Maker 2.0 trial mode in the side menu. And if you've set up your devices like we said, you shouldn't have any lag at all. If you need any help with that, just shoot us an email and we'll be happy to assist you.
Just a heads up, our app is mainly for creating huge masterpieces, so if you're working on super fine details or smaller artwork, it might not be the best fit. But if you're looking to speed up the process of creating large-scale artwork, this app is perfect for you. With it, you can replace time-consuming grids and projectors that can't be used in bright daylight. Plus, it will be your second set of eyes, and you can compare colors as you go. And the best part, you can stand up close to your wall or canvas while simultaneously seeing it from several feet away.
Let us know if this clears things up for you. And if you want to chat more about the app, new updates, or give us feedback, we're all ears! Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does not work. Still has a long way to go.
Major issues that need addressing: the app does not correct for camera distortion so the image you “project” does not line up correctly to your hand when trying to trace. Furthermore, tracing is not possible because the image you are trying to trace is overlayed on top of the camera image so your hand is behind the image making it impossible to trace accurately. Even if the opacity is turned down you still cannot see where your hand is relative to the drawing. I tried zooming in the camera feed to see if I could get a closer look but it just enlarges the camera and pixelated the stream so my Hand and canvas was rendered unusable. The overlayed image stays in good quality but the canvas feed gets to blurry to see anything you are doing.
.. This it’s a great idea tho and I hope they improve it for the near future. I think a digital projector app that can project directly from your mobile Device that has a proctor lens built in would be the way to go for the future. If i knew how I’d make it myself. Excited to see where all this AI tech will bring us in the future and especially how it can be an aid for artists.
About 5 years ago, I found Da Vinci Eye and at the time I couldn’t draw a stick figure (very slight exaggeration). But finding it unlocked a part of my life I didn’t know I was missing. I found a creative outlet and way to turn my brain off from the stress of every day life. The one limitation with Da Vinci was the ability to scale up to a larger size. When Mural Maker came out, I made the decision to do a huge canvas (48”x60”). It took a few minutes to get everything set up, but it was remarkably simple. I had tried to replicate the da Vinci experience with a projector but the shadows get in the way of where I was working. With Mural Maker I was shocked the remarkable level of detail I could get even on such a large canvas. The time saved was easily worth the price to me. I’ve really enjoyed both Da Vinci Eye and Mural Maker, and if you’re interested in doing a large project, I’d highly recommend giving it a try.
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- Da Vinci Eye LLC
- 183.4 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
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