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RoughAnimator - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is RoughAnimator. It's a basic animation tool that lets you draw your own cartoons and bring them to life!

Published onNovember 5, 2014

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.

RoughAnimator review
The difficult part of this app is that it’s impossible to test out all of its functionality inside of the refund time. Thankfully it’s only $1.99USD which isn’t that much so you shouldn’t feel overly bad if you try it and don’t like it. During testing, we didn’t see any major problems and it really was a lot of fun. If you’re interested, then click the button below to check it out.

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