Danish animator and director Niels Krogh Mortensen is on a mission: to create “the world’s most responsive, intuitive and powerful software for doing one thing, and one thing only: hand-drawn animation.” The result is Animation Paper, a new animation software that will be released soon for Mac OS X, with plans to port to Windows and iPad.
This is not Krogh Mortensen’s first attempt at an animation software program. He was also one of the developers of Plastic Animation Paper (PAP), an earlier program for Windows and Linux. His goal for the new Animation Paper is to put the technology in the background, and make the program as simple and effortless to use for artists. Below is the main feature set of the software, which must be used with a tablet and pressure-sensitive stylus: