So, were where we? … Talking about how amazing Animation Paper is going to be. 😉 I know I’m getting carried away here, but please try to see the vision. I believe I might have some good points in here somewhere…
What will be one of the best things about Animation Paper is how it handles your quick sketching, your flow of rough drawings, the zone you’re in when you’re really animating. The real time instant feedback and effortless feeling you get – makes you able to quickly test your ideas for a specific movement, a character in a scene, your next action sequence – roughing it out by hand.
My point is: This will help animators and professionals of all techniques and media tremendously. Not just traditional 2D type animators; but Maya-, Max- or other 3D-animators, live action film makers, visual effects artists, stop motion animators, storyboarders and artists of many kinds. They will benefit from being able to quickly rough out ideas and plan in Animation Paper before going back working in their own medium of choice.
Animation Paper replaces what animators back in the analogue days used to work with:– An animators desk with backlighting, drawing with a pencil on sheets of paper
Less is more
Since Animation Paper doesn’t try to do everything (it isn’t a “suite”) – we can make it even less uncluttered and real easy to use.
In a professional production pipeline, you have animators, colorists, compositors and other specialized people. They all want the best tool for their needs – not one big complicated tool that does everything. Animation Paper doesn’t have coloring. It doesn’t have compositing. There are very good paint packages for painting, very good packages for compositing and camerawork and good audio editing software. Animation Paper will concentrate on the actual animation – i.e. the drawing of super quality lines, to form vibrant and expressive movement. Bringing drawings to life.
That is what it is about, that is what is important to the animator.
Native Windows, Mac OS X and iPad app
Animation Paper will be build from the ground up as native apps for Windows PC and Mac OS X. Plans are to do Animation Paper for iPad too (with Android and Linux to follow).
Please help spread the word – and participate in the discussion: What will make the most awesome animation tool ever? Show your support now by signing up in the form at the front page. Many sign-ups will show our investors and partners the potential. As a thank you – you’ll get early access to the software as soon as it is ready.