We are pressing on and now implementing audio!
Audio features will be the main thing in Alpha 3. We keep it simple: Basically, you import one audio file (like a wav), containing dialogue, music or maybe sound effects. You will be able to adjust where the soundtrack begins, play and scrub with audio and do your animating with perfect audio sync.
Additionally we plan to fix more of the technical issues you have reported. Looking forward to getting it out to you as soon as we are ready in roughly 3 weeks.
Another thing! I have now opened up, so new people, wanting to take Animation Paper for a spin, don't need to wait for the next release. They will now get the latest alpha version immediately when they sign up. Let your animator friends know.
Once again, thank you so much for your steady stream of great questions, comments and excellent suggestions!Cheers,
really happy about the news. when will alpha 3 be released?
We don’t set an actual date. But it will be in about three weeks. Before the end of May.
oh i see, thanks
very nice that it is possible to work with audio in the next version. I missed that the most.
I’m looking forward to.
Cool – thanks!
hey! excellent news! thanks Niels. When do you think the color tool will be incorporated?
Not decided yet, but it will be quite soon. Alpha 4 or 5.
Great stuff Niels. Alpha 2 was so smooth, so few issues (for me at least). Looking forward to incorporating audio.
This software is already so very impressive!
Thanks for saying so Ross! I would like to hear about those “few issues”? 😉
Can you change be colour for example red. And is there a paint bucket tool?
Paint bucket tool as well as the rest of the coloring functionality is not done yet. It will come soon in one of the next alpha versions.
But each layer is color-coded, so in the current alpha 2 you can change your layer color (meaning your drawings and lines you draw in that particular layer) to red. Just click the little “gizmo” at the top of the layer in the X-Sheet and select one of the preset colors. Later you will have custom colors as well.
Enjoying the app, wondering when colours will be coming, and am having trouble trying to upload it to things like youtube, is there anything that can help?
After the release of Alpha 3 (hopefully this coming week) we will start working on all the coloring features. So colors will be pretty soon now. 🙂
You have to export your animation as png’s first. Then convert your png sequence to some movie format like mp4. Plenty of tools can do this. The mp4 you can upload to you tube.
Soon we will implement mp4 export in Animation Paper – and we might do some direct to youtube feature as well.
Direct to YouTube feature would be a welcome add. Software is pretty impressive so far.
Thanks a lot Russ! Direct to youtube is on our todo. 🙂
i love that audio is coming but when is touch screen is coming? I have the alpha version and it is really great and easy to use but I would love touch screen. Amazing software though
Thanks Holly, not sure exactly when we get to touch screen. But it will be during this alpha stage. So quite soon. 🙂
Oooh, touch screen. Hopefully Animation Paper will work well with the Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 touchscreen drivers for pan, zoom, and rotate. I’ve had clunky results in other software not recognizing these basic gestures and it kinda forces me to turn touch off since I can’t really use it. While you are at it, two finger tap UNDO for touch screen would be WONDERFUL. I can then repurpose my rocker switch on my Wacom pen for something else.
On out todo list as well. Good idea with the two finger tap! Thanks, Russ.
Ok! Thanks for the info loving the software
I am a professional animator (have been for over 20 years.. started way back when we actually used paper). Ive never been more excited about a software release. specifically the addition of the NOTES column.. Im amazed that this is not readily found in most other software . Anyhow.. am I correct to assume that this function is NOT currently active in the Beta? I have been playing around with it it and its glorious… the Notes didn’t seem to be active but wondering if i am simply doing something wrong..
cheers! and Thank you for your excellent work sir,
Thanks very much for your kind words. You are correct about notes (or “annotations” as I call it). This feature is not implemented yet. But it will soon – in one of the following alpha versions. 🙂
How would I add audio to my animation?
You just go to File -> Import and then choose your audio file (must be mp3 or wav format).
If you don’t have any frames in your animation yet, then just drag down a bunch of clones, so you get frames. Then you will be able to both hear your audio track and see it as a waveform in the X-sheet.
Let me know if this helps you or not.