As we continue our steady progress we are now over half way through our alpha stage tests - currently preparing to release our 4th alpha version for our internal testers.
Our internal test team is a small group of some of the best and most experienced animators. They are very impressed with AP so far (he says with pride and some amount of relief! Hehe :D).
And... Finally, we are now far enough to dare announcing a "date" for the beta! - See below...
Less important details just to prolong the suspense: We recently finished lots of advanced X-Sheet functionality, reference layers for video/rotoscoping or 3D reference, copy/paste of connected drawings (clones), off-the-pegs feature, etc, etc. AP has our awesome line drawing engine, with great advantages, like lines don't degrade when copied, moved or scaled. Layers are fully in place. Light-table (onion skinning) is good. Everything works super fast and realtime - on both PC and Mac. I promise you, animating with Animation Paper is so much fun!!
We continue implementing the remaining planned features (like coloring) - and if all goes as we expect, we will reach beta stage this August!
That means! If you are amongst the many people who've already signed up on the front page of this site - you will automatically be invited to try or buy our pre-release (beta version) as soon as it is ready in August!
If you're not on the list yet, no worries, there's still time to sign up for the beta here.
You’ll then get the option to test it for free (trial), or, to buy the full license pre-release. If you choose to buy ($79 USD), you will of course get upgraded for free to the fully tested final version, when it is released a few months later.
To be clear: If you previously signed up at the home page of this site, you are already on the list for the pre-release. No need to sign up again.