Development is continuing to progress smoothly. Soon we will be ready with our very first early-access alpha version! So, today I can finally announce the date for our pre-release!
Yes! All who signed up for the alpha/beta, will be able to download Animation Paper for PC or Mac - and get seriously animating this very weekend!
So keep an eye on your inbox. I will be mailing you the download link.
Haven't signed up yet? Still time, but hurry up! Once the email goes out it is too late to get this first Alpha. (Calm down 🙂 Don't hurry so much you make typos in your email address! I see this happen every day.)
Missed this post within time? You are still very welcome to sign up anyway, then you will be on the list for Alpha 2. We will do frequent alpha updates as we get more features ready and bugs fixed.
I'm so excited to finally be able to let you have it! 24 more hours - I can't wait!
Wow!! This is a great new!! I so excited!!!
YOUR THE MAN !!!
Thank you Niels 🙂
I bet that feels great.
It sure does! 🙂
Hooray! My birthday is Sunday and I was a little bummed about having to spend it stuck inside because of COVID. Now I know exactly how I’ll spend the day. Best early birthday present ever! Thank you for all of the work that you’ve put into this Niels!
FANTASTIC NEWS!! Congrats to you, Niels, and HOORAY for all of us who’ve been waiting!
Incredible news! It’s been a long and patient road Niels. I’m sure I speak for everyone in the community when I say, How grateful we are for your dedication. Thank you!
I signed up twice before but I’m doing it one more time to be sure. If I don’t get that Alpha I’m going to stand outside and make ugly faces at the world!
Haha, no need to Herb. I just checked and you are on the list. 🙂 Thanks!
Alright! I’ve signed up a couple of times just in case it didn’t get through. I’m super excited to try it out tomorrow! The future of 2D animation is in our hands.
ok, i’ll try to be reasonable and not sign up a third time, but damn i wonna sign up another hundred 😀 😀 😀
If you get a confirmation email, everything is fine. I checked your email and it’s on the list. 🙂
Thanks for wanting to try it out so badly! Looking forward!
Lets roll!! yeehaaawwww
Hey Niels, do you know yet what email address it will be sent out from, and the subject line?
Yes, it is sent from my niels@ email. And the subject is: Animation Paper pre-release!
The mailing process is in progress. Right now, about half of the emails have been delivered now. 🙂
Ok thanks AWESOME!!! 🙂
Waiting with anticipation on your email Neils!! Haven’t received it yet, but if you are going alphabetically, then I’m always in the last group haha
Just checked, you’re on the list. You should get it soon. 🙂
That is awesome! I registered my email some time ago, i think i did twice..i really hope i did 😀 and i hope was with one adress i still use..omg
I’m patiently waiting the suspense is killing me … I learned my lesson though, I need to change my email to start with an A 😉
I think it sends according to when people signed up. But it seems many emails are quite slow to find their way. 100% of them looks to be sent from my point of view. But, granted, it was a lot, so somewhere there is a server hard at work. 🙂 The suspense is killing me too! 🙂
I signed up for the alpha what seems like ages ago but have not seen an email about the alpha. Am I on the list?
Just checked – yes you’re on the list. Frustrating it takes so long to reach everybody. Sorry about that.
Still pounding that refresh button!
Hi Niels, I remember signing up last year but I didn’t get an email about the alpha.
pleaseee, I’ve waited too long)
I have not yet received
STILL WAITING FOR THE EMAIL? CHEAT HERE!
OK! It is now 8 hours since I hit the button and sent out the email. For some reason many of you are yet to receive it. This was my first mass email, I thought I had it all figured out, but I obviously need to do some changes before my next mail 🙂
I am cheating a bit now, but I don’t think you should be waiting any more. Here’s the email online, with link to the download: [CENSORED!:)]
Used your link here, but just wanted to say the email díd arrive after all, but at 1:16 PM CET.
LOL That will work too!!! THANK YOU Niels !!!
God bless you!)
Thanks Niel, God bless!🙏🏾👋🏾👍🏾
Hi, Niels! I can’t believe AP is here! Today it’s exactly a year since I registered in this site, but I knew PAP some years before that.
I have been waiting for the email but I didn’t receive it yet, so I follow your “cheat” way, and I’m ready for the welcome tutorials.
This time I registered with my gmail to obtain the Activation Key, but I had to register with an hotmail account last time, because there was an issue that other users have reported in this forum. I hope it’s not a problem, I’m the same user, and I think its possible to update my account.
Anyway, thanks a lot for let us to try this piece of software. Regards!
No problem. The accounts are separate and don’t need to match. You can register with what ever email you want (have to be yours though :D)
Thank you for the cheat! I am very exited to try everything out.. already made my first test animation with it, everything works smoothly until now!
I don’t know if it exists, but it would be nice to have a place where people can exhibit their Animation Paper experiments
I just opened an alpha user community forum for exactly that. Look up in the menu to go there. Very empty right now 🙂 but you are more than welcome to post!
oh yah! this thing rocks Niels. Will be taking it for a full spin later this evening. You guys did great work.
When I saw the email for this I was legit shocked that there’s an actual alpha I could use, can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
I’ve been following this since 2014, and during that time I mostly worked on my computer. Now I have an iPad so I can work wherever. The sad part though is that there are no really REALLY good animation programs like this one has the potential to be. So when you have the time, EVEN if you just port the alpha as is, for the time being, you should definitely think about expanding the market to the iPad (and maybe android tablets if you’re feeling extra generous, lol). There are so many animators that wished there were a better, more organized app, I’m sure you’ll be successful.
Until then, though, here’s to the alpha 😉
Thanks. We are actually going to do an iPad and Android version as soon as we finish the desktop version. We have been planning for this all the way. The core code will be shared between the versions, only the interface has to be redesigned for touch of course. Your project files will be fully compatible, so you can switch between desktop and iPad with ease.
Excellent work , so intuitive and professionally laid out, IT’S awesome!!! I knew it was going to be worth the wait. Can’t wait to see the final product, you have succeeded in a worthy successor to the original PAP friend 🙂
Nice words. 🙂 Thank you.
What a disappointment!
I asked about this in the blog and you said it would not be a problem with OSX El Capitan Ver 10.11.6.
But obviously there is. Why won;t it open.
Very sorry Bob. Time has gone by since then. We are forced to follow what the framework of QT is supporting. If they change what OS they support, we must too.
I am not promising anything, but I will see if there is something we can do to help out. I’ll get back to you…
I’m having a problem with installing the program with my macOS vers10.12.6..
It said my mac version isn’t work with Animation paper.
please look into it
I will check where the exact cutoff for older OS versions currently are and post it here.
Awesome news Niels!!! Thank you so much for all the huge work you have done. Im gonna use your new AP right now!!!
Im hope you and your team are all right in these strange days.
It is necessary unistall the old PAP?
You are most welcome! We are all fine – and working from home. 🙂
It is not necessary to uninstall the old PAP. Also you can run both if you want, they are two completely separate programs.
Thank you Niels!
I have not recieved an email. was I on the list?
Yes, you’re on the list, Ben. I suspect some emails are still not delivered. I am talking with my server support people. But you can use the “cheat” link I commented about above.
Rightio! thanks Neils . Also I just found your email about the normal map idea. It was in my spam box :O. I replied to it. Thanks again!
So all emails should be delivered just this minute. Sorry for the delay. Thanks everybody!
I’m that guy from BraSil (with an S), remember me?
We traded some e-mails in the past, and I posted some messages in the blog in 2016.
It’s nice to see you are back to business!
I just downloaded and installed the pre-release version, but unfortunately my N-Trig pen (that I use on my good old Sony Vaio Flip 15) doesn`t work properly.
It only work while I draw pressing the pen button (as a normal mouse, with no pressure sensitivity).
Perhaps I need to install some wintab drivers (like I needed back then, when using older versions of Photoshop), but I would like to know, beforehand, if you already had some feed-back from other users about that issue, because I remember that the last time I used wintab drivers I had a lot of headaches…
Thanks a lot! 🙂
It is too early to know if there are others who experience the same problem. So far it doesn’t seem like it.
I do know that we have had some problems with Windows Ink. Could you try checking if it is on or not? And try toggling it to see if it helps?
hey did I sign up too late to get the download? I signed up and I got the confirmation email saying I’d be able to get it but I haven’t yet. I checked my spam and everything but I haven’t gotten it yet, do I just need to be patient or did I get left off the list for being too late?
I checked and you are on the list. But I can’t see when you joined. If it was later than friday noon European time, you are unfortunately too late this time. You will get the next update though. And on from there.
After posting, I searched and found Wintab 64 bit drivers on Microsoft site. For those, like me, which have odd rigs, the link is the following:
Now it works fine!!! Lets try it out, and I will post some feed back in next days.
Oh, that’s awesome Pedro!! Thanks for the link!
If it is not too much to ask, could I get you to do a new topic and post your problem and solution here: https://animationpaper.com/forums/forum/community/installation-activation-key/
Then others will more easily find it. Thank you a lot!!
I am having trouble opening the program. can you tell me how to do it please
I already installed the program, requested the Key and I already received it by mail,
but when I enter the key in the box nothing happens and the program doesn’t open.
When I try to load the program again it asks me for the password that I already entered
Hi G, another user had the same experience. But it ended up just working when he tried again. Must had been a temporary thing with his internet connection.
I checked and our license server is running just fine. Could you try again please?
Thank you very much Niels,
I will keep trying.
By the way, I’m the same guy who talks to you in the mail.
It’s great Niels! Thank you!
And most of the features are there, very grateful for that, just waiting to import audio now
The wait has definitely been worth it!
ipad pro version? would be very nice!
Yes it would! And it is coming! But for now we focus on finishing the desktop version.
Excuse me, but how will i know if there is any update to the software?
If you signed up for it – you will get an email with a download link. We are contemplating doing a quick update late next week or the week after that.
I’m on OSX El Capitan Ver 10.11.6 although you said the system requirements would work on Animation Paper they don’t you replied that the OT specks had changed and there is nothing you can do.
Should I just give up on getting Animation paper?
If so I wish I had not wasted so much hope and anticipation waiting for it. What a total Let down!
All of us can’t afford a new computer to run the latest Apple OS.
Have you priced a new Apple Laptop lately, well let me tell you as an Old man 72 YO on a limited budget it’s out of the question.
I know I’m old and I should get out of the way, but I ain’t dead yet!
Hi Bob, as I said earlier, I am truly sorry. I know this is disappointing to you and others in your situation. If your hardware supports it, you will be able to update your OS to 10.13, which will make Animation Paper run. But I am aware that this is not possible with every older computer. Some is left behind. Not fun. Tried it my self many times.
I know and appreciate so many people waited for Animation Paper. But reality is that there will always be a cut off somewhere. The longer back we support old OS versions, the less efficient and optimized we can make Animation Paper for all those with updated systems. And that group is after all the vast majority.
We have very good reasons for having this exact cutoff. The decision has been made. Again, I am sorry, but we can’t change it.
No worries Bye.
I recently signed up, am I on the list? for now I’m using PAP but it doesn’t have zoom or rotation tools. is there a date forecast when I can download it?
You should be on the list. PAP does have zoom and rotation – hold z (if I remember correctly).
When I send out the next email with an update, you will get it too. We plan to do this in about a week or so.
Sent you an email – checking to see if I’m on the list (late arrival) 😀
All the best!
No need to check everybody people 🙂 But Alexandra, you’re on the list. 😉
Hi Niels! I didn´t have had the chance to test animation paper yet but I´ve seen the explanation videos of how it works and I´m really impressed so far. While watching each episode I was surprised to see how uncluttered it looks and how it seems to be really designed to focus on the important aspects of creating animation! I dunno if I am on the list *haha* but I hope I can try it out asap as I would like to have a tool with which I can learn to animate better and faster. Thanks to you and your team for creating this interesting software.
Thank you Goran! It will be within a week – you’ll get an email with alpha 2 of Animation Paper.
Been away for awhile, learning Maya. Great to see this release. Congrats on your accomplishment with this. ………………………………….Linux?
Thank you Chris 🙂 We are still focusing on PC and Mac. But during this alpha stage we should be able to release the Linux version as well.
Hi Niels. I just now heard about this amazing software and I recently sign in as a new member. I tried to download the program, but I have an old Macbook pro, and the only downloadable option I could find was for Windows. Do you have an estimate of when you’ll add the option for MAC? I also saw there was an alpha version you release for a few people, am I on the list for the next version? Thank you so much,
Hi Julia, I understand the confusion. There’s Plastic Animation Paper (the super old version – Windows only) and then there’s Animation Paper, which is the new up to date version currently being developed (in alpha).
So you want Animation Paper alpha version. You just need to sign up here https://animationpaper.com/#HowMuch
You’ll get an email with the download link right away. After you install you need to register to receive your free activation key. Also right away.
Welcome and happy animating! 🙂