Version Reviewed: 5.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Have you ever wanted to create cool animations but had no idea where to start? Animation Desk Cloud is a fairly good starting place, although do expect to have to practice to truly get the most from it.
Requiring a quick sign up process to get the most from it, the app throws a text based overlay at you to explain what button performs what task. In reality, experimentation is the best way to understand things. Animation Desk Cloud is a little unwieldy at first, meaning poking around at what can be accomplished makes way more sense.
Much like other art based apps, some of your success is going to be down to your ability to draw well. You can use various different brushes to create shapes and images, with your ability level and imagination the only real restriction. Coloring is easily changed around too.
You manipulate each frame, adding or tweaking things as and when you need to. Then it’s just a matter of hitting play and watching what happens. Animation Desk Cloud offers plenty of options with those frames, meaning it’s easy for you to create repeating frames, rearrange them, or duplicate them. You can tweak the frames per second too, meaning stop motion videos are just as achievable as fast paced entries.
It’s all quite powerful stuff with plenty of options to tweak and adjust. Animation Desk Cloud even offers some cloud storage to back up your projects, although do expect to pay a monthly or yearly fee for the privilege.
The only real flaw with Animation Desk Cloud is its learning curve. It is going to take you a while to fully figure out and it’s in need of some more detailed tutorials. Stick with it and experiment though, and Animation Desk Cloud is really pretty fun, whether you’re new or old to animation.