Early Access – few weeks away!

Niels Krogh MortensenUncategorized35 Comments

Earlier this year I mumbled about reaching beta this August (aka now). This is NOT going to happen (booo!!) A certain problematic feature took much longer to do than anticipated. Great things take time (apparently). And we still have a bit of distance to go.

HOWEVER (yaaay!?) We really want to still do the pre-release! So, while we press on, working on the remaining features, we are soon letting you take Animation Paper for a spin! - We need it to be fully tested! Draw! Animate! Give it a good beating! ... and then give us your feedback.

Technically it's an alpha (just means it is not finished, missing planned features). This pre-release, as well as the following alpha and beta updates, - will be free!

Give us a few more weeks and I will be back with download links to all who signed up for the early access/beta/pre-release - emailed directly to you.

I am very proud of Animation Paper - and I can't wait to show it to you!!!
Niels Krogh Mortensen

35 Comments on “Early Access – few weeks away!”

  1. Scott Robinson

    Could it be possible that United Airlines might look at your Animation Paper app and have some animators use it to make a Disney-style hand-drawn animated commercial for United Airlines with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue playing in it?

  2. Mark Fearing

    Excited to try the final application. I think it will work great for some projects of mine. Looking forward to trying out the Mac version. I realized only recently that there is not a great hand drawn solution for the Mac. I’ve been using Photoshop to get some timing and roughs done but the frame-by-frame tool is pretty unstable if you build up a large file. iOS has some better hand drawn animated apps, but they are too limited for what I am working on. I’ve used After Effects, Flash (back in the day) but doing hand drawn was always a pain as it required several steps and made altering and revisions even more tedious.

  3. Guillermo Hernandez Cordero

    PAP was already one of the best software for hand drawn animation. Now AP with its use of color and X- Sheets and more will be the best software ever all over the world. I’m sure that animators such as Patrik Smith, Sylvain Chomet and others will dont think twice to use AP. And maybe even the great Bill Plympton too who knows!!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Niels Krogh Mortensen

      Hi Michael,

      We can’t tell yet. We are going to do a lot of testing to determine this. Testing on Raspberry Pi is in our plans too.

      But without having tested it, I would guess it will work just fine on Raspberry Pi 4. πŸ™‚

  4. Michael Mannall

    Thanks Niels,

    That sounds hopeful for my current situation.

    Furthermore, I offered to test AP on a Linux-based PC, which obviously is currently impossible. However, I can test it on a range of RPi’s covering most of main devices used in homes (the original Pi, the B+, the 3, and hopefully a 4 very soon).

  5. Todd Dolce

    I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. I mean I hope its user friendly enough for a rookie like me who wants to try and take a dip into the world of animation with one of my static characters. I understand that it will take some serious learning and adjustments on my end having to learn the world of xsheets, lip synching etc.

  6. Michael Mannall

    Todd, if you want to get some practise in before Animation Paper’s release download Plastic Animation Paper. The User Interface may appear and feel rather odd, especially compared to AP, but it will provide you with something to do keyframes and inbetweening, as well as preparing the timing for when AP is available.

  7. Julien Rashti

    Hi Niels,

    I just saw the very popular Procreate is coming out with animation capabilities soon. I know you’re planning to do an iPad app which I’m sure will be awesome also. Just wanted to make you aware so you can tweak your marketing accordingly!

    1. Niels Krogh Mortensen

      Thanks Julien, I know πŸ™‚ Procreate is a great art tool. I like it a lot. But as I understand it, the animation capabilities are very limited. This could change with time of course. πŸ™‚ But focus of Procreate and focus of Animation Paper are very different. You can’t really compare the two I think.

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