What's New

- 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

App 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, 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

iPhone Screenshots

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RoughAnimator - animation app screenshot 1

iPad Screenshots

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RoughAnimator - animation app screenshot 2

App Changes

  • January 27, 2015 Initial release
  • January 28, 2015 New version 1.1.0
  • January 28, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • February 19, 2015 New version 1.1.2
  • May 06, 2015 New version 1.1.4
  • May 16, 2015 New version 1.1.5
  • June 21, 2015 New version 1.1.6
  • July 01, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • July 07, 2015 New version 1.2.0
  • July 15, 2015 New version 1.2.4
  • July 27, 2015 New version 1.2.5
  • July 31, 2015 New version 1.2.6
  • August 22, 2015 New version 1.2.7
  • August 29, 2015 New version 1.2.8
  • September 15, 2015 New version 1.2.9
  • November 15, 2015 New version 1.3.1
  • December 06, 2015 New version 1.3.4
  • January 20, 2016 New version 1.3.6
  • February 06, 2016 New version 1.3.7
  • March 08, 2016 New version 1.4.0
  • July 06, 2016 New version 1.4.4
  • July 30, 2016 New version 1.4.6
  • June 16, 2018 New version 1.5.6
  • July 06, 2018 New version 1.5.7
  • September 15, 2018 New version 1.6.2