Apple photographed a flower over 24,000 times for a single Watch face

Source: The Verge – Apple photographed a flower over 24,000 times for a single Watch face

One of the Apple Watch’s quirkier features is its “Motion” watch face, which sets the time against a backdrop of fluttering butterflies, floating jellyfish, and blooming flowers. Not everyone will like them, but Apple thought that some people really would. So, as Wired’s David Pierce recounts, the Watch design team went to some pretty extreme measures. “We shot all this stuff,” human interface lead Alan Dye tells Wired. “The butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it’s all in-camera.” The flowers were photographed in stop-motion, which can be a painstaking process — Dye says one flower required 24,000 shots over 285 hours. For the jellyfish, meanwhile, Apple built a tank inside its design studio and used a… Continue reading…

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