• July 29, 2020 at 3:08 pm #3021
    Dmitrii Popovdympopov

    I am interested in a product in which I could draw simple but complete cartoons. At the moment in Animation Paper I can only do animation and then I have to use other rendering programs. This may be fine for professionals, but for beginners or amateurs, it’s not very good.

    Hence, two features are of interest:

    1. Possibility to use panoramic images as a background for background control during animation. For example, the character stays in place while the background moves.

    I understand that for this I can use a video as a background, but this is not convenient if at some point you need the background to stop and after a while it starts moving again.

    2. I would like to be able to color the characters directly in Animation Paper. At the moment, I have not found such an opportunity in the alpha version.

    For me, only the ability to make simple but complete cartoons can be a reason to buy a program.

    P.S. sorry for my bad English)

    July 29, 2020 at 4:06 pm #3022
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels

    Hi Dympopov,

    Thanks for your comments! As you probably are aware, Animation Paper is in alpha. This means it is not finished and features are still to come as we continuously release new free updates.

    Both of your points are something we are going to do. Coloring is first and will come very soon.


    July 29, 2020 at 6:09 pm #3023
    Dmitrii Popovdympopov

    Great news! I understand that this is an alpha version and therefore I wrote it. I really like the product and want it to be even better and more convenient)

    July 30, 2020 at 8:50 am #3024
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels

    Thank you very much Dympopov!

    October 8, 2020 at 4:40 pm #3239
    Michael DeaunaMichael Deauna

    Hello Neils

    The Program PAP is awesome man, I would love to have the features of the old version to be added on the new version such as blue pencil converted into black and probably the 1234 options on top side its slicker and handy, it should be incorporated in your new version
    that itself makes it different and stands out from other animation programs such as adobe animate, toonboom and opentoonz more power bro

    October 8, 2020 at 7:21 pm #3240
    Niels Krogh MortensenNiels

    Thanks Michael!

    Everything from the old PAP has been up for consideration – I wanted the modern version of PAP so to speak. Generally speaking, PAP is in a few areas built on outdated conventions. Also some of it’s features could be done simpler and/or more efficient. So that’s what I have done with Animation Paper.

    A good example is how you work with blue and black pencil. I mean, in a way it works the same, but it is less complicated, easier to work with and aligns better with modern conventions. In Animation Paper you do this blue/black thing too: Use the blue pencil for your rough pass and then clean it up on top using black. If you need another pass, you can turn your black lines blue and do another refinement pass in black. Exactly the same as you are used to with PAP. In PAP you were stuck with a pseudo layer, where black and blue was technically the same layer, so the black lines were always on top of blue, and the blue lines would be destroyed by the black lines. Having them on actual separate layers is both simpler and better. At least that’s my opinion. 🙂

    So to turn your blue lines to black, you just click the little gizmo at the top of the layer column in the X-Sheet – and select the color you want the lines changed to.

    How you reach each function (tool icon) is going to be highly customizable in Animation Paper (coming soon in one of the next alpha releases). Especially the Speed Dials will be great (comparable to the “marking menus” in PAP).

    Let me know what you think?


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