ANIMATION CREATOR HD

Well, I finally broke down and bought an iPad and I have to say.  I love it!

Recently, I’ve looked at animation apps, hoping to find a way to take some of my song parodies and turn them into short films.  One app I came across is easy to use and reminds me of the flip books I used to make out of the corners of my note book pages.  It’s called Animation Creator HD and it’s for the iPad and iPhone.

It’s easy to use.  The tool bar is simple and direct.  Buttons like Play, Delete, Copy, Add, Previous and Next make your first venture into the world of animation a breeze.  Made a mistake?  Push the undo button.  If you need multiple things happening on screen, use the layer tool.  I threw this quick 5 second animation together in about two hours and that includes familiarizing myself with the program and loading it to YouTube.

I love how you can view the previous drawing as if you were looking through the transparency of the page.  There’s even a slider that adjust the playback time of your clips.

Red Software has done an excellent job.  Here’s my wish list of features I’d like to see in their next update.

  • A PAINT BUCKET TOOL FOR A CEL ANIMATION LOOK
  • MORE BRUSH FEATURES LIKE CHALK AND CRAYON
  • A VECTOR OR TRANSFORMATION TOOL
  • SOUND?
  • WHAT IF I COULD EXPORT MY ANIMATION TO iMOVIE?

Animation Creator HD was not the app I was looking for, but a great place to start and its simplicity makes it great for newbs.  Highly recommended at $1.99!