Hey guys, just a signal boost for a pretty cool crowdfunding campaign..

The program Animation Paper’s indiegogo is live!  Animation Paper is an animation program that is streamlined and easy to use, and is meant to imitate animating on real paper using a lightboard.  You got dope sheets and onionskinning and none of the useless extra features.  The layout is intended to be clean and uncluttered.  I’ve been waiting for this campaign to launch for a while, I’m pretty excited!

So, fellow and aspiring animators, throw some dollars at this sweet program, and reblog if you can, so that we can get this cool project to reach its goal!

Please go support by funding this guys! It looks very promising, especially for us animators that hate the hassles of most animation programs that are frustrating to use. This program is also cheap, going for $79 for retail price! But when you fund it and buy it can get it for $59! What a steal!

This is interesting.  The default version everyone is funding is a Mac exclusive.  The Windows version is a $300k stretch goal, which is a little disappointing to tell the truth.  But it seems a Windows version is something they’d like to do regardless of stretch.. Which is why at $20 you are literally paying for an eventual discount on the Windows version when it’s ready.  

The prospect of this is rather exciting, as this program seems fairly easy to get your head around.  As someone who’s been animating in Flash since 2002, I’m extremely sick of a lot of the problems I have with the software.  Flash isn’t being treated by Adobe as an animation package and learning Toon Boom was too time consuming and just giving me a headache.  

I also asked the developer a few questions on Twitter.. Here are the responses:

EDIT - Also in response to the Windows version:

They only have 13 days left and are at 13% for their funding!

7 sec. teaser of the animation I’m working on for the Innovation Seed Center near my college. Just wanted to show a bit of what I’ve worked on, as well as my process(cleanup and sketching it out). 

This marks as my first 2D animation, and I’m quite pleased as to how it’s coming along.