Alpha 4 is here!

NielsUncategorized16 Comments

Today we are releasing the 4th pre-release of Animation Paper: Alpha 4!

Besides lots of smaller improvements and bugs fixes, the most important and anticipated new feature is exporting as movie clip.


With Alpha 4 you can now export as MP4 and MOV (ProRes) formats:

  • MP4 is ideal for showing and sharing your animation, not least on social media, youtube, etc.

  • MOV (ProRes) is ideal for production. Files are larger, but optimal quality, and can hold the alpha channel for use in compositing.

Export Movie Clip options are nice and simple:


For a long time we have been working on major parts of Animation Paper, such as coloring features. We wanted to do an interim version now, before our summer holiday, for all of you who needed this export feature.

In a few weeks I will send out a newsletter to let everybody know about this update. But for now, I "sneak" this news out here to keep my inbox not too buzy on my vacation. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So for those of you who discover this - enjoy!

And btw - remember to tag #animationpaper, when sharing your animation! We are all so excited to see and re-share what you create!

Thank you! - Niels

16 Comments on “Alpha 4 is here!”

  1. Herb Montes

    Good news, I was able to install Animation Paper
    on my computer. What happened was I upgraded my
    smartphone to a new service and the extra feature
    was a mobile hotspot. Which means I could use my
    phone as a wifi hotspot and connect my computer
    to the Internet (which has wifi). So I installed the
    software with little trouble.

    And now the bad news, I can’t get Animation Paper
    to respond to the stylus on my Monoprice 22″
    tablet monitor. It responds to the mouse but not
    the stylus. I checked it with all my other drawing software
    and it still works fine. So hopefully a future update
    will fix this this. The software looks great though.

  2. Niels Krogh Mortensen

    Hi Herb – Cool. Glad you got it to work.

    The stylus problem maybe fixed doing this: Find the file โ€œqt.confโ€ (probably here C:\Program Files\Animation Paper\qt.conf). Delete it or rename it (to save it). Then launch Animation Paper again.

    This will force Animation Paper to use Windows Ink which might be better for you on your system.

    Later we will do a more elegant check box option. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Let me know if that helps or not?


    1. Niels Krogh Mortensen

      Hi Kim,

      Sorry, my answer from yesterday must not have gone through. So here it is againโ€ฆ

      For this release we only did exporting of movie clips. But importing is on our todo list coming up in one of the next alpha releases.

      You are probably already aware of this, but you CAN import video for analysis, as long as it is saved as a sequence of png or jpg images. Would that be an option for you until movie import is done?


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