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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thank you all for your patience. Here's a look at a new pack coming soon and some details on an exciting update that we have been hard at work on.
Update sneak peek:
Puppet pals is coming to the other iOS devices!
Video export is coming! It works really great in our testing. There are a few caveats however. We rely on a hardware chip to do the encoding which makes it fast but it also means that anything older than a 3gs (or equivalent ipod touch) will not be able to render out videos. You can still use and enjoy the app on old hardware, with playback in the app and all, but no render for youtube etc... We also rely on iOS4 so note that ipad users will have to wait for Apple to release iOS 4 for ipad to support video export.
Use your own images for backdrops and even puppets! This will open up a whole world of possibilities for creation. We can't wait to see what people create.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We have always loved animation apps and empowering users to be a content creators and not just consumers. The problem has been, that in the app store, many frame by frame animation apps have been clunky and intimidating. Our goal with puppet pals was to present a familiar straightforward method to create your own "jib-jab© like" animations. All you have to do is select your actors and backdrops, press record, and drag them around. Everything you drag around is recorded in realtime (including your audio). You can even flip characters with a double tap or resize and rotate them using two fingers. The result is a simple and fun way to quickly create your own animated movies. There is something very satisfying about being able to see you animations come to life instantly without the painful frame by frame process.
We are planning on making an iphone version of the app as well. This will be coming in an update, along with many more character sets and additional features. It's free to try, so if you have an ipad give it a whirl and tell us what you think.
FYI: We have many more features planned with updates, but please feel free to leave suggestions here or in the itunes review board. Thanks for playing!