The creators of a new fruit arrangement called Fruit Alarm, which uses computer animation to create realistic fruit arrangements, have died.
A post on the website for The Fruit Alliance, an app for users to create their own animated fruit arrangements has been updated to note the two co-founders have passed away.
“We are saddened to inform you that our two cofounders, the brilliant and amazing Anna-Marias Ting, and David Giesbrecht, have passed on this year,” the updated post reads.
“In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please take a moment to send our heartfelt condolences to the Ting and Gies.
Thank you to all the artists, staff, and supporters who have supported us over the years.””
We loved making these animations for all of you,” the post continues.”
With each of our creations, we wanted to capture a unique visual effect, that could only be achieved with a high-quality animator.
The pair created these amazing animated arrangements to capture this moment in time and we wish to extend our deepest condolences to their families.”
In the original post, which was updated on Sunday, Ting said she was working on “a really beautiful and special project” and had created “a lot of really cool and beautiful images”.
“The fruit is a part of our lives and it’s something we are passionate about,” she wrote.
“When I first saw the idea of creating an animated fruit arrangement I had to think about how it would look, how the arrangement would look and be structured and I had a vision for how it should look.”
I’m incredibly proud of how it turned out and we have worked really hard on it to bring it to life.
“The fruit arrangements feature two of Australia’s most popular fruit, orange and cherry, and can be created using the app.
They are designed to look as realistic as possible, including making the fruit’s shape look as if it were made from cardboard, the app’s description reads.
The app also allows users to place flowers on the fruit, with one option for flowers and one for leaves.
The fruit app was launched in April, shortly after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ruled that the app should not be deemed to have infringed copyright law by placing cartoon depictions of the fruit in its app.
The commission found that the depictions of fruit “do not reflect the nature of fruit in Australia”.
In a statement, the Commission said it had found that it did not have jurisdiction to prosecute the app, citing the app did not infringe copyright.”
The Commission has no jurisdiction over the conduct of the app,” the statement said.”
However, it has been made clear that it will take action against any app that infringes the copyright in any of the products that it is selling or promoting.
“The Commission said the commission would not consider the Fruit Alliance app’s use of the cartoon cartoon fruit as infringing the copyright.
The ABC has contacted The Fruit Association for comment.