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Description

A fully featured hand drawn animation application for iPad. Made by an animator, for animators. Powerful enough for professionals, simple enough for beginners. Everything you need to create traditional hand drawn frame-by-frame animation, anywhere you go!

Features:
- Timeline with unlimited layers and easily adjustable exposure length of individual drawings, for pose-to-pose or straight-ahead animating
- Onion skinning
- Preview playback
- Scrub along timeline
- Import audio for lip syncing
- Import video for rotoscoping animation
- Custom brushes
- Supports Apple Pencil, Logitech Crayon, Adonit & Wacom Bluetooth styluses
- Control framerate and resolution
- Export animation to Quicktime video, GIF, or image sequence
- RoughAnimator projects can be imported to Adobe Flash/Animate, After Effects, and Toon Boom Harmony

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Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Photo & Video

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Version History

Launched Jan 21, 2015 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Nov 19
2020
(Current)
Version 1.8.8

- Onion skin range limit increased to 4
- Bug fix: number sliders opening the keyboard when they shouldn't

Oct 04
2020
Version 1.8.7

Bug fixes for iOS 14:
- Apple Pencil Scribble feature was interfering with number sliders and timeline scrolling
- Text on buttons was wrong color

Sep 08
2020
Version 1.8.6

- Duplicate multiple selected drawings
- Change duration of multiple selected drawings, works with multiple layers selected now
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 14
2020
Version 1.8.4

- Adjust pivot point for rotating/scaling lasso selection
- Change duration of multiple selected drawings at once (only works if they're all on the same layer though)
- Bug fix: didn't allow playing audio from other apps in the background

May 29
2020
Version 1.8.3

- Bug fix: crashed if there were camera keyframes after the end of the timeline
- Bug fix: crashed on "convert cycle to drawings" for long cycles

May 01
2020
Version 1.8.2

1.8.2
- Bug fix: "Sync layers" mode was messing up camera keyframes and causing some crashes

1.8.1
- Canvas can be bigger than camera frame, and the camera can be animated
- Increased resolution limit to 4096 (but be careful, higher resolutions could still be less stable, depending on your device)
- Bug fix: drawing labels and cycles were shifting over to the wrong drawings when a drawing was deleted
- More bug fixes and performance improvements

- After Effects import script updated to work with camera animation, you can grab the latest version of that from roughanimator.com/toaftereffects

Apr 28
2020
Version 1.8.1

- Canvas can be bigger than camera frame, and the camera can be animated
- Increased resolution limit to 4096 (but be careful, higher resolutions could still be less stable, depending on your device)
- Bug fix: drawing labels and cycles were shifting over to the wrong drawings when a drawing was deleted
- More bug fixes and performance improvements

- After Effects import script updated to work with camera animation, you can grab the latest version of that from roughanimator.com/toaftereffects

Mar 23
2020
Version 1.8.0

- Option to convert cycle to drawings
- Reduced drawing lag

Dec 26
2019
Version 1.7.9

1.7.9
- Bug fix: Okay/Cancel buttons were cut off in the export video dialog

1.7.8
- Drag/drop layer order
- Playback range setting is saved with project
- Option to export only playback range
- Option for flip wheel to step by keyframe instead of by frame
- Bug fixes

Dec 16
2019
Version 1.7.8

- Drag/drop layer order
- Playback range setting is saved with project
- Option to export only playback range
- Option for flip wheel to step by keyframe instead of by frame
- Bug fixes

Sep 21
2019
Version 1.7.6

- Drag drawing duration directly on timeline
- Long press to drag & drop rearrange order of drawings on timeline
- Long press and pull down to split drawing
- Clearer indicator of current frame
- Works with Logitech Crayon
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 01
2019
Version 1.7.5

- Crop/expand canvas
- Supports copy/pasting images between RoughAnimator and other apps
- Toggle pressure sensitivity in tool options panel
- Some minor interface tweaks
- Bug fixes

Jul 08
2019
Version 1.7.4

- Press the brush or eraser button twice to save brush presets
- Bug fixes

Mar 31
2019
Version 1.7.3

- Can split selected drawings onto a new layer
- Minor interface tweaks
- Bug fixes

Mar 06
2019
Version 1.7.2

- Bug fix: the new line smoothing feature caused crashes sometimes

Mar 03
2019
Version 1.7.1

1.7.1:
- Bug fix: interface scaling problems on iPhone

1.7.0:
- Line smoothing is improved and adjustable
- More options for cycles: back/forward, offset position
- Cycles maintain the same start frame if you add/delete inbetweens in them
- Flash/AE/Harmony conversion scripts updated to work with the new cycles, grab the latest versions of those from roughanimator.com
- Bug fixes

Mar 01
2019
Version 1.7.0

- Line smoothing is improved and adjustable
- More options for cycles: back/forward, offset position
- Cycles maintain the same start frame if you add/delete inbetweens in them
- Flash/AE/Harmony conversion scripts updated to work with the new cycles, grab the latest versions of those from roughanimator.com
- Bug fixes

Feb 08
2019
Version 1.6.8

- Starts playing from current frame
- Playhead moves along with playback
- Bug fixes

Jan 08
2019
Version 1.6.7

- Improved GIF export with less flickering of colors
- Onion skin opacity is lower on farther frames
- Can delete multiple selected drawings at once
- Relabeled a few things to be hopefully more self-explanatory and intuitive
- Project list has thumbnails
- Increased height limit to 1920
- Minor bug fixes

Dec 10
2018
Version 1.6.6

- Moved preferences out of Project Options menu to its own button
- Moved Copy/Paste buttons up to be closer to Select All button
- Current layer’s name is bold
- Allows zooming out timeline further
- Bug fix: trying to drag the multiple frame selection box scrolled the timeline instead
- Bug fix: canvas zoom/pan/rotation glitching and sometimes getting stuck

Nov 17
2018
Version 1.6.5

- Bug fix: muting notifications made RoughAnimator’s audio playback muted too
- Bug fix: lasso selection was offset when preview resolution was less than full

Nov 12
2018
Version 1.6.4

- Pinch to zoom timeline
- Transform handles are visible outside canvas
- Improved audio scrubbing
- Supports Apple Pencil 2 double-tap actions

Sep 24
2018
Version 1.6.3

- Import multiple images as sequence (requires iOS 11 or higher)
- Reduced drawing lag at beginning of stroke
- Faster loading
- Bug fix: crash on importing video
- Bug fix: failed to move exported video to iCloud Drive

Sep 08
2018
Version 1.6.2

- Adjust interface scale in app preferences
- Option to use two finger tap to undo, three finger tap to redo
- Merge layers
- “Draw inside” option (preserves transparency)
- Set shape for brush tool and erase tool independently
- Changing layer opacity is undoable
- Bug fix: fill tolerance didn’t work
- Bug fix: right arrow keyboard shortcut crashed

Aug 31
2018
Version 1.6.1

- Apple Pencil bug fixes

Aug 27
2018
Version 1.6.0

- Edit multiple drawings at once
- Timeline can be zoomed out further
- Bug fix: Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity problems
- Bug fix: canvas rotation didn't work

Jul 02
2018
Version 1.5.7

- Allows accessing project files from Files app

Jun 09
2018
Version 1.5.6

- Bug fix: crash when creating or editing project on some older devices
- Bug fix: crash when exporting to Photo library in iOS 11

May 31
2018
Version 1.5.5

- More bug fixes
- iPhone X screen layout support
- Import RoughAnimator projects to Toon Boom Harmony: http://roughanimator.com/toharmony/

Apr 11
2018
Version 1.5.4

- Moved "Add layer" and "Add drawing" buttons to side tool panel
- Moved "Layer options" and "Layer names" toggles to preferences
- Added preferences setting to hide playback range sliders
- Clearer display of which drawings are included in a cycle
- A few changed button icons for (hopefully) more clarity
- Project opens with top layer active rather than bottom layer
- Bug fixes

Mar 26
2018
Version 1.5.3

- Save colors in palette
- Drag up/down from frame step buttons for quick flipping
- Bug fix: couldn't import audio from Music library
- Bug fix: audio playing at unwanted times
- Bug fix: number sliders getting stuck

Mar 17
2018
Version 1.5.2

- Apple Pencil precision should be improved, please report if you're still getting jagged lines

Apr 24
2017
Version 1.5.1

- Can set volume buttons to undo/redo or flip back/forward
- Bug fixes

RoughAnimator is now available for Windows!

Feb 24
2017
Version 1.4.10

- Bug fixes: crash on rendering large projects, a few other crashes

Jan 16
2017
Version 1.4.9

- Set minimum brush size/opacity for pressure sensitivity in app preferences
- Bug fix: crashed on trying to import video

Jan 09
2017
Version 1.4.8

- Improved color accuracy
- "Sample this layer & above" option for bucket fill tool
- Bug fix: Quicktime export distorted at certain resolutions
- Bug fix: image sometimes disappearing on undo
- Bug fix: froze on opening some projects

Jan 08
2017
Version 1.4.7

- Improved color accuracy
- "Sample this layer & above" option for bucket fill tool
- Bug fix: Quicktime export distorted at certain resolutions
- Bug fix: image sometimes disappearing on undo

Jul 27
2016
Version 1.4.6

- Set playback range of timeline
- Updated Adonit stylus support

Jun 02
2016
Version 1.4.4

- Rotate canvas

Mar 30
2016
Version 1.4.3

- Allows zooming out the canvas view
- Keyboard shortcuts now work with Control key for PC layout keyboards
- Bug fix: lowering preview resolution now correctly makes drawing less laggy

Mar 07
2016
Version 1.4.0

- Support for Adonit and Wacom Bluetooth styluses
- Add custom brush shapes
- Numerical inputs for X and Y movement of selection
- Zoomed in canvas expands to fill empty screen space
- Import/export to iCloud Drive and other storage apps
- Bucket fill blur extends at edges of frame
- "Add layer - copy timing to blank drawings" works faster
- Bug fix: unreliable undo
- Bug fix: memory leak caused rendering to slow down and eventually crash
- Bug fix: crash on import video
- Bug fix: crash on trying to delete the only drawing on a layer
- Bug fix: file corruption caused by delete/undo last drawing on a layer
- Bug fix: problems with audio playback while scrubbing
- Bug fix: incorrect display on timeline of which drawings are blank
- Bug fix: wasn't cleaning up temporary cache files

Feb 06
2016
Version 1.3.7

- Sort projects by last modified
- Keyboard shortcut Q to toggle fullscreen canvas
- Displays zoom level
- Added layer appears just above current layer instead of at top
- Bug fix: crash on undoing import image
- Bug fix: cycling sometimes skipped last frame
- Bug fix: fill tool crashed on pressing outside canvas
- Bug fix: fill front/behind toggle didn't update
- Improved auto repair of corrupted files

Jan 19
2016
Version 1.3.6

- Attempted to fix Apple Pencil pressure sensitivity - still untested, please report any problems
- Option to ignore pressure sensitivity (in case Pencil support is still unreliable)
- Reduced scrubbing lag
- Keyboard shortcuts (documented on website at http://roughanimator.com/userguide-tablet/ )
- Allows drawing strokes that begin from outside the canvas
- Fill tool adjust tolerance
- Bug fix: fill tool sampling was unreliable
- Bug fix: can now cancel playback before it's done rendering

Dec 05
2015
Version 1.3.4

- Scale X & Y axes independently
- Improved line smoothing
- Bug fix: cycles on multiple layers at once caused crash
- Bug fix: crashes/corrupted files caused by "move forward" & "move back" function
- Bug fix: selection disappeared after scrubbing on timeline or stepping by frame

Nov 13
2015
Version 1.3.1

- Replaced slider controls for numbers: press&drag from text box to use like a slider, press to input number manually, or use arrow buttons on either side to increment up/down
- Improved auto repair of corrupted files
- Reduced drawing lag
- Copy/paste between projects
- Option for forward/back buttons to step one frame at a time
- Allows fractional framerates
- Displays frame count
- Bug fixes
- Preliminary support for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil (untested, please report bugs)

Sep 15
2015
Version 1.2.9

- Timeline color coded to show blank drawings
- Bug fixes
- Note: first load of each project after this update will be unusually slow, but should return to normal the second time

Aug 28
2015
Version 1.2.8

- Bug fix, app froze on creating new project

Aug 22
2015
Version 1.2.7

- Handles for scaling/rotating selection directly on canvas
- Set preview resolution in app preferences
- Adjustable eraser opacity/spacing
- Bug fixes

Jul 29
2015
Version 1.2.6

- Import video fixed, actually works now

Jul 23
2015
Version 1.2.5

- Import video fixed, actually works now

Jul 14
2015
Version 1.2.4

- Import video
- Larger brush size allowed
- Bug fix, eyedropper tool caused crash

Jul 06
2015
Version 1.2.0

- Displays audio waveform on timeline
- Improved undo/redo (faster & includes changes to timeline)
- Rearranged some buttons for better consistency across platforms
- Bug fixes
- Mac OS X version now available

Jun 17
2015
Version 1.1.6

- Adjust horizontal zoom of timeline in app preferences
- Bug fixes
- Adobe Flash plugin to export to RoughAnimator available at http://www.weirdhat.com/roughanimator/#fromflash

May 15
2015
Version 1.1.5

- Rearranged some buttons for better use of space
- Bug fixes

May 05
2015
Version 1.1.4

- Smoother interpolation of curved lines
- Color picker dialog
- Tint onion skin drawings

Feb 18
2015
Version 1.1.2

- iPhone support
- GIF export
- Flip selection, horizontally or vertically

Jan 27
2015
Version 1.1.0

- Selection copy/paste, rotate/scale
- Rename/duplicate projects
- Cycle drawings on timeline
- Split drawing at playhead

Jan 20
2015
Version 1.0.1

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