What is RoughAnimator?
RoughAnimator is an animation application that lets you draw things and then play them back to create animations. It has advanced drawing tools as well as some basic video tools to help you create those animations. It’s currently $1.99 in the Google Play Store.
Here’s how it works. You start with a blank palate and a bunch of controls. You can select your brush size, color, and type and start drawing. Then you hit the button to go to the next frame. You’ll see an outline of your previous drawing so you can draw over the parts that need to be the same and add new parts where necessary. Once done you can play back the entire animation. It’s quite of bit of fun to play with. Especially if you’re already into animation.
There are some more advanced controls. Like you can go frame by frame without the outline if all you need to do is color in your creations. The various brush types, colors, and sizes allow you to do charming pencil drawings or something more modern if you prefer. You can also import audio into RoughAnimator if you want your animation to have sound. It’s not totally full featured but it definitely has enough features to have fun with and there really aren’t many apps like this available.
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