Pro animators, students, film makers and game developers will love the ease and speed working in Animation Paper for PC and Mac.

Quickly test ideas – or train your skills. Work rough – then clean up.
This awesome app will feel effortless, while super efficient and powerful. And so much fun!

This looks like really intuitive and exciting software. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!Victor Navone, Supervising animator, Pixar
Wow! This looks great! I really like the layout. Just like working on paper at my desk!Aaron Blaise, Director of Brother Bear, Disney
So excited about Niels and his work to create a great 2D animation app! Please support him!Jason Schleifer, Animation Industry Veteran

Developing our favorite animation tool

Animation Paper

to become the World’s most Awesome

Software for Hand Drawn Animation

Animation Paper interface


Most important part of your animation production pipeline.

Animation Paper interface


Super responsive interface – prompt and realtime workflow.

Animation Paper interface


Quickly gets you in the zone. Non intrusive and cleverly built.

Animation Paper interface


The way ‘traditional’ animation is supposed to be done today.

Animation Paper interface


Uncluttered, intuitive – and what the pro needs. No more. No less.

Video Tour

How will Animation Paper look and work? Take the tour of the Animation Paper interface.

Recommend watching in full screen and HD

Main Feature List

  • Super fast responsiveness – while drawing, while flipping, while everything
  • Quality lines – built on high speed, high resolution input from your tablet (like a Wacom)
  • Small to large format frames
  • Realtime smooth rotation and zooming of the view – controlled with gestures (pinch/rotate) or quick zoom function
  • Light table (onion skinning – advanced and customizable)
  • X-Sheet – easy, yet powerful timing and reuse (also scribbled notes and sound wave display)
  • Layers (each layer colored black, blue, red, green or custom)
  • Cutouts (easily reposition/rotate/scale drawings or parts of drawings)
  • Clean up (smoothed lines)
  • Paint (simple coloring with eyedropper and fill without destroying lines)
  • Many alternative ways of flipping (keys, wheel, springy return flip, etc)
  • Customizable Tool Bar and Quick Select (marking menu) for reaching favorite functions with a flick
  • Realtime full frame reference on 2nd monitor
  • Play scenes in sequence to check continuity
  • Import video or frame-stacks for rotoscoping etc
  • Export lossless avi/mov/mp4 and frame-stacks (including alpha and X-Sheet timing data)
  • For Windows PC and Mac OS X (Linux, Android & iPad Pro with Pencil planned)
Price tags

You might expect pro software like Animation Paper to be several hundreds or even thousands of dollars. We are making it truly affordable – only $79 USD!
Or get it for even less – $49 at Indiegogo! Just make sure to sign up below to get a notice when our crowd funding opens.

In addition, Sign-ups will also get the opportunity to be the first to test, try or buy Animation Paper. (Emails kept secure, only used for rare notices. Opt out anytime.)

Niels Krogh MortensenDear Animators,
My name is Niels Krogh Mortensen – I’m the creator of Animation Paper.

For the past almost 30 years I have worked as a character animator, graphic artist, creative software developer, game designer, animation producer and animation director.

2 decades ago I founded the predecessor, Plastic Animation Paper (PAP), which became an acclaimed and very popular 2D animation tool, that helped many take the leap from good old analogue into digital.

Today, however, PAP is outdated. I’m especially embarrassed about its GUI! – though it amazingly still runs reasonably well on modern computers.

But no doubt, it needs a serious overhaul! Re-thought from scratch and built on our proven core values – and including brilliant ideas from you, our community – Animation Paper is now brought to life!

I am humbled and grateful for all your support and encouragement. Now, the world’s most awesome PC and Mac app for hand drawn animation is coming your way! Thanks – and happy animating!

hand drawn animation – reborn.

the fun and ease are back!

Animation from short film Mops & Ollie by Christian Kuntz. Thanks Christian!

Go to the blog section for more detail, the thoughts behind Animation Paper and the latest news. Make sure to post your comments or questions too.

FREE! Download the original old version of Animation Paper (PAP:Pro4 for Windows) and get animating right away. No strings attached. Enjoy!

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