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Rough Animator App Lets You Animate On Your Tablet

Animation test by Erin Humiston using Rough Animator.
Animation test by Erin Humiston using Rough Animator.

Let’s say you’re sitting in a coffeeshop and the urge overtakes you to whip out a walk cycle. New York City-based filmmaker Jacob Kafka has designed the solution for people who can’t stop animating: the Rough Animator app.

Kafka has just released an updated Android version of Rough Animator, which he bills as a “fully featured hand drawn animation program…powerful enough for professional animators, easy enough for beginners.” Priced at $2.99 and available for both Android and iOS, Rough Animator contains the following features:

  • Fully control timing of drawings on timeline
  • Unlimited layers
  • Onion skinning
  • Preview playback
  • Scrub along timeline
  • Import audio for lip syncing
  • Adjustable brushes
  • Supports Galaxy Note S-Pen and other pressure sensitive Android devices
  • Control framerate and resolution
  • Export to Quicktime video, GIF, or image sequence
  • RoughAnimator projects can be imported to Adobe Flash or After Effects

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To see animation made by artists using Rough Animator, check out this Tumblr. The following demo shows the app in action:

  • stephen

    awesome! jacob, please make a desktop version! i’ll pay way more than 2.99$

  • charles

    get it exporting to toonboom animate and you got a deal!

  • FM Hansen

    Nice to see these tablet animation apps getting better.

  • This is good. Cheers!

  • Luke

    wow, this is lightyears ahead of any previous attempts on tablets, so much fun! I can actually use this for roughing out ideas on the go or rough planning a scene to use later. excellent stuff!

    • Because the designer made usable buttons instead of a skewmorphic thing.