This is a guest post contributed by Jas Talwar.
Inspiration waits for nothing and no one. Once it strikes, you have to be ready to capture the ideas borne from it; otherwise, all you will be left with are vague impressions of the brilliant images and animation ideasthat, if transformed into the screen, would have been your best creations yet. Are you ready to grasp and hold in your hand each and every dazzling idea that comes when inspiration strikes? Then use the following iPhone and iPad apps designed for animators on the go.
1. Animation Studio
This essential app runs on iPhones as well as iPads, vastly helpful for any animator who wishes to let his creative juices flow wherever he might be. There are multiple advantages to using this app. Animation Studio joins hands with YouTube to allow for content sharing. Its sound capabilities are entirely unique in that it enables one to do a voiceover and throw in a music track to animations. It includes a wide range of tools, such as zoom, layers, stylus, paint, airbrush, clip art, auto fill, HD output, color mixer, and import graphics. With all these amazing features, Animation Studio can be the best answer to your advanced animation needs.
The app is available on App Store for $3.99. Download Animation Studio via this direct iTunes link.
2. Animation Desk for iPad
Animation Desk is truly the best virtual desk any animator can work with. It is a powerful and sleek app that comes with a beautiful and user-friendly interface and at the same time, an all-encompassing functionality. To name a few, its amazing features are pressure sensitivity, palm detection, file manager, and the ability to see an overlay of the previous frame. All these, coupled with the app?s gorgeous user interface and functionality, make Animation Desk a worthy app for the ambitious animator.
The app is available on App Store for $4.99. You can download Animation Desk via this direct iTunes link.
Another notable app is iAnimator for iPad. The app allows the creation of animations based on photos taken with a camera or images loaded onto your device from iTunes. To use this app, you must select up to twenty images in sequence, load them into the app in the desired order, and adjust the speed and frequency of the animation using the loop counter and slider bar. With iAnimator by your side, you can definitely wow the world with your skilled and artful creations.
4. Animation Creator HD
The Animation Creator HD is an iPad app that boasts of a pile of features, namely: Twitter sharing, YouTube HD uploading, layers, frame management, paint brush, pencil, spray can, eraser, line tool, rectangle, scrub tool, full screen editing, image import, and a whole lot more. It lacks a clock to assist the composer, but hey, the app?s numerous fantastic features definitely make up for this one drawback.
You can get a copy of Animation Creator HD via this direct iTunes link.
5. Cartoon Studio Pro
This app does not only run on the iPad but the iPhone, as well. Cartoon Studio Pro helps you create your own cartoons by assisting you in creating different cartoon cells. After you can accomplish this feat, you can play back the cartoon cells as a movie. Another exciting feature is the ability to upload to different sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Posterous, and Tumblr.
Cartoon Studio Pro is available on App Store for $1.99.
Toonastic makes animation easy for just about anyone. Using the app involves simply picking a story arc, drawing your characters and setting, beginning the show, choosing suitable music, providing a working title, and finally uploading the whole thing. With a simple workflow, Toonastic surely packs a lot of ease into the creative process of animating.
The Toonastic app is available for free on App Store. You can get a copy via this direct iTunes link.
7. Puppet Pals
Another easy app to use is Puppet Pals, which allows you to create animations in just a few simple steps. First off, pick out the characters, drag them onstage, and tap record. With this amazing app, you can have movements and audio recorded for your performance. Want to match funny voices with your quirky characters? You definitely have this option with Puppet Pals.
Puppet Pals app is available for free. You can download it via this direct iTunes link.
8. Animation Express
This app is a free, albeit more basic, version of the Animation Studio app. Animation Express permits the creation of animations through drawing and painting and has the ability to incorporate sound. It is perfect for those who want to make little steps by starting with a free application.
You can download Animation Express via this direct iTunes link.
9. Flickmation Lite or Flickmation
With this app on your iPad or your iPhone, you can bring life to the characters flashing through your head in no time at all. Simply hand-draw each frame and play through them. Once you are connected the internet, you have the option to copy your animations to your computer, a process that can be made simpler by FlickmationHelper, a Java application.
10. Doodle Animator HD
Doodle Animator has tons of features that can make it a great animation app. It has countless animation images to choose from, an adequate workspace for finger drawing, and the option to copy drawings to the next image, a rich color palette, and oodles more! With this iPad app, you can impress everyone with your scribbled wacky pictures, colorful shapes, and custom designs.
The app is available on App Store for free. You can download it via this direct iTunes link.
Inspiration strikes without consideration for place and time. With these apps on your iPhone and iPad, you can create animations anywhere and anytime you fancy. Do not let those inspired ideas get away!
This post is contributed by Jas Talwar. Jas Talwar is the owner of Imping Solution. Impinge Solutions is a web design company which offers full-cycle services in areas of custom web design, web development, mobile application development, SEO, hosting & support in all over the Globe.