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The Best Animation Apps that you can bank upon

In my previous couple of articles, I had spoken about the Animation Desk App that lets you create some magnificent creations over your smartphones. This 3-year old animation application comes infused with some exciting and wonderful features that keep you glued to it for a reasonable amount of time. Well, there’s no reason to think that this is is the only animation app available in the market. If we take a careful look  we will get to meet some of the best animation apps which could successfully bring out the animator within us. These animation apps help us to create our own animated movies with great ease. Isn’t it great? The very thought of creating our own anime is so very exciting!

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As I stated earlier, it’s not only the Animation Desk App which is available to unleash your artistic front, there exists a bouquet of animation apps which can give you the best animation experience ever. It’s not possible to speak about all the available apps, but I would definitely introduce you to some of the best applications.

Best Animation Apps that one can come across:

Abrosoft FantaMorph Pro-  Gone are the days when you would stay contented with your simple photographs that would be clicked on cameras. Creating pictorial effects were something that we could hardly think of. But now, times have changed. Simplicity has taken the backseat. Adding special animated effects to your snaps seems to be the order of the day. The Abrosoft FantaMorph Pro is considered as the best animation software for animating your photos. Although the software is not available for free, you can easily download the free trial version on your PC. It allows you to use from a wide variety of options that are available for morphing your images and creating anime effects.

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Cartoon Studio Pro- Available for the iPhones and iPads, the Cartoon Studio Pro helps you to create your own cartoons. The application works by creating by creating different cartoon cells that can be played back in the form of a movie. Well, the annoying part of this anime app is that it’s only available at the app store for the iPhone users. The Android users are being refrained from using this application. It can be purchased from the App Store for $1.99. It gives you the opportunity to share your creation onsocialocila-networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

Animation Creator HD- This particular animation app is crafted mainly for iPads. It comes packed with a hell lot of features like full screen editing, scrub tool, paint brush, image import, line tool, rectangle to name a few. For an iPad animator, the Animation Creator HD serves as a full-fledged animation studio. Moreover, this animation tool allows to upload your creations on the YouTue and HD platforms or public viewing. So now, nothing can stop you from getting famous!

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Animate It!-  This application gains its usefulness among professional animators, storyboard artists, game developers to name a few. No added tools, just use your fingers for operation. This app has the potential of teaching the younger ones how to create cartoons and in no time they will be creating their own. It helps you to frame animation sketches and manikin on your Android devices. This animation app comes for free for all the Android users on the Google Play Store. Just press the install button and start animating. If you’re bent on playing sports and dance, trhis app proves to be benificial for you. Let’s have a look at some of the features of this anime tool:

  • Creation and editing of animation clips. Each clip contains upto 32 frames. You can play the animated clip right on spot and even after editing. The choice is yours.
  • You can select character.
  • Enabling of the previous and next frame ghost.
  • You can select your desired skin for your character.
  • The users skin can be added upto 10 png images.

Anima8or- Adding on to the list of some magnificant animation tools comes the Anima8or. The best part is that it can be downloaded for free on your Windows PC. Brimming with interesting features, this animation application allows you to create and animate your own character, draw the background and create sound. Moreover, you can release your own anime and share it on the social platforms.

Animation Express-  This anime tool is basically the free version of the other anime tool Animation Studio. It comes for free for the iPhone users. It assists you by creating animations through painting and drawing. It allows you to create background score which give your creation a professional getup. Although the application doesn’t possess much features to boast, it can be even used by those who are looking forward to kick start their animation  journey with a free version.

Sketch Box Pro- This is one such anime application tool that has its availability both on the Android and iOS platforms. It’s a drawing app whose interface draws similarity with he Abode Photoshop. Well, for all the novices, a free version titled Sketchbook Express is also available. You can try out this free version before going for the paid one.

Stickman Animation Maker- Are you interested in becoming a comic artist or a Creative Animation Director? Then this is the appropriate app for you. Available for the Android platforms, it lets you create your comic characters with proper animation. Other than this, you can also make your own storyboards and innovative comic strips. On installation of this application, your Android device will be your tool to your imagination. Stickman Animation Maker turns out to be the best help when it comes to playing pranks on your pals. You can scare them by making horrifying short films.

FotoMorph- When it comes to free animation software for the Windows OS, FotoMorph is the name that comes to our mind. It’s one of the best animation apps that has some mindblowing features to edit and enhance our creation. Basically, this app has been designed to create real time anime movies. It has got an easy-to-use interface where you can create funny characters within minutes.

Final verdict on Animation Apps:

Each of the above-described animation apps has its own share of advantages and disadvantages. Each and every anime application is interesting in its own way. It would be foolish of you to frame any app the best or the worst based on its current functionaility. It’s better to use your common sense while using these apps and to deal with the problem with utmost patience. I hope that this article will help you to finalise on the base and appropriate amime tool for yourself.

Animation Desk

Animation Desk App brings out the animator in you

Before I start off with my discussion on this enormously creative app which is Animation Desk, I would like to start from the very grass-root level. I’m sure that not all of them possess a clear idea about the concept of animation. So whenever we hear the term animation, it reminds us of all those cartoon shows and animes. Let’s get to know what animation actually is.

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What is animation?

The concept of animation draws back to the times of the Palaeolithic Age. It was during this time that the concept of animation was first conceived. History has it that the palaeolithic paintings attempted to capture the phenomenon of motion. Now the question arises how did the painters attempt to do so? They showcased multiple legs in superimposed positions. This clearly showed the concept of motion. Speaking about the age-old example of animation, there was an earthen goblet which is 5200 years old in the Burnt City of Southeastern Iran. Interestingly, the goblet showcases multiple images of a Persian Desert Ibex which is jumping and striving to eat the leaves of a tree.  Probably, this painting is considered as the world’s first example of animation.

What is Animation Desk app?

Introduced on the Android and iOS platforms, the Animation Desk app gives way to an user-friendly and a splendid drawing environment which allows everyone to create their own animated works. It’s really easy to use this app. You just need to possess an inclination towards drawing and painting and that’s it. No need of any extra tool to add to it. This drawing app helps you to create images with the help of your fingers! You just need to sketch your imagination on the screen of  your smartphones and tablets.

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How to use the Animation Desk App?

Well, it seems that many of you are keen to use this app. That’s brilliant. Here, in this column, I would be presenting a step-by-step guide to the methods of using this application.

  • Your first step is to select a brush or an eraser.
  • In order to adjust the size of the brush or the eraser, you need to tap and slide in the upwards and downwards position.
  • Open the brush size adjustment bar by clicking on it. It would be a wise idea if you keep the brush size to 31.
  • Adjust the opacity of the brush by keeping it till 75.
  • Now, it’s time to choose the colours. You are advised to tap just once to choose your desired colours and twice to reach out to the colour palette.
  • Choose the colour of your canvas. Adjust the size of your canvas by pinching and set it correct.
  •  So the stage is set. It’s time to showcase your hidden artist to the entire world.

Animation Desk app: What makes it so appealing?

  • In order to use this application, there lies no necessity for you to be a hard-core painting professional. The app has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of the amateurs. This animation app is open to anyone and everyone.
  • It’s a versatile application created on an user-friendly interface. The app boasts of not only an user-friendly interface but also of a gorgeous and realistic approach.
  • The animated images created gets a realistic look.
  • There are provisions for various types of painting tools with pressure sensitivity. Like, you can examine the pressure of the brush before fixing on it. The painting tools contain pencil, crayon, fountain pen and three types of  brushes and an eraser.
  • You can select your desired colour with the help of the colour selection pallets. The pallet contains a total of 100 colours of varied shades.
  • Adjust the size of the brush and the eraser by selecting the correct size for them.
  • Thinking of creating something interesting for your background? Well, the Animation Desk app give you the option of doing so. You can select your favourite picture that will serve the purpose of a static background.
  •  It boasts of supporting four types of frame rate which mainly ranges from 3FPS to 24 FPS.
  •  Don’t worry as your creation is in safe hands with the thumbnail mode. This particular mode manages your work by saving them in proper files.
  • The app has a wonderful frame manager. Copying, moving, deleting, and editing frames are a child’s task.

 The  Negativities:

There lie some hiccups in using this application. Well, not much but certain areas need a bit improvement. Let’s have a look:

Provision of only two frames- Although the Animation Desk app gives the provision to use four types of frames, but the free service gives access to only two frames. Making animation films with only a couple of frames proves to be too annoying. In order to avail to all the four types of frames, you need to shell out a few bucks.

Slow and unresponsive- At times the app gets slow and becomes unresponsive. The application starts drawing when you zoom in but once you complete your drawing and zoom out, you will get to see patches of colours all over your creation. Moreover, the lines appear in different colours than what it was earlier. Apart from these problems, the frames start getting backwards.

Doesn’t get exported to MP4- It’s really annoying to see that you can’t show off your work to friends and colleagues as the Animation Desk app doesn’t support AD files.

The Bottom Line: 

After penning down a detailed description of the Animation Desk app, it’s my realisation that the animation is a mixture of both positivities and negatives that give it a complete look. It’s true that it possess certain disadvantages which require quick improvement, but if you look at the other side of the coin, the positive features make it a hit in the world of animation. So, I suggest you get the app installed on your smartphones and unleash the artistic you. Create impeccably stunning business presentations and beautiful cards for your loved with the help of this app. Share your work on the social networking handles and get famous!