The animations on this site are frame-by-frame or tweened animations. They were initially drawn and animated on an iPad and then imported for further processing and compositing in Adobe Animate. But most of the insights and techniques from iPad software can be replicated on any tablet and many smartphones. There are also a number of free Desktop software packages that can replace many of the functions of Adobe Animate.
Software features to look for
Key things to look for when choosing software:
- Drawing tools vector drawing tools for creating motion and scaling, pixel-based tools for more artistic effects.
- Layers to be able to create scenes. Including image import so that backgrounds and other features can be created from photographs, artwork or imported images from other drawing and painting aps.
- Timeline features: control over frame speed and duration, easy addition and deletion of frames.
- Audio features to import music, narration and sound effects
- Text features to add titles, captions and additional text overlays.
FlipaClip the simplest and quickest frame by frame anime-style software.
Toontastic 3d lego style
Animation Desk Easy to use with more brush options.
Stick Nodes tweened IK stick animation
RoughAnimator more complex animations that link with Procreate and After Effects
Free desktop software
There are also a range of free software for desktop that can do many of the things that can be done in Adobe Animate.
PicsArt Animator is a GIF and video maker app which allows you to create animations & cartoons on your android or iOS device. You can easily click snap using your 3D camera apps and use them to create beautiful animation video on your smartphone. It allows you to draw frame by frame animations and see animation timeline with play mode option. There are some advance drawing and sketching tools listed in this app which can be used to make beautiful animation video for free. Along with these you can also use multi-layering for complex animations and also control animation length and speed.
I Can Animate
I can animate is a slow motion animation app developed by Kudlian Software for both android and iOS users. It is available with both free as well as app to purchase option with different features. Using this app you can easily make your own animations and save and share them with your friends and family. It has all based video editor options as copy, paste, undo, redo, edit, delete and others available. Along with these you can also preview captured frames in the scrollable timeline.
Stop Motion Studio
Stop motion studio is a popular animation apps for android and iOS users which allows make animation video on your device. It is an easiest app to get you into stop motion movie making for android and iOS users. It is also used as slow motion video app to make slow motion video with different video editor options. App has lots of attractive features, which makes it super easy to get into stop motion video. It has different modes as overlay mode, grid mode, integrated movie editor and others.
Animoto is a popular slideshow maker app for android and iOS users which allows you to easily make slideshow on your smartphone. It is a perfect app which helps you to turn your memories into movies. You can easily add different photos from gallery and add music to make a beautiful video or animation from photos. One of the best feature of this app is to provide option to edit music before use it on your video. There are more than 100 of different and unique slideshow styles with licensed music library to make free slideshow.
GIFMob is an animated GIF maker app for android and iOS users which allows you to make unlimited animation for free. It is a perfect app which allows you to make stop motion to GIF, MP4 and save and share them with your friends, family and others. It is an amazing animation app developed by PHOTO3DLAB with both free and app to purchase option with lots of different features. Now it is very easy to make animation using camera or by selecting images and save stop-motion as animated GIF or video file.
Animation Amino for MAP
Animation Amino for MAP is one of the animation apps for android and iOS users with lots of unique features to use. It is a perfect app which allows you to chat with strangers using animation. You can also share your projects, find inspiration, get the latest news, and meet other collaborators. You can easily make unique animation on your smartphone and share it with your fans to get more fan following. If you don’t have any knowledge about animation creation then it provide tutorial so that you can easily learn and make animation for free.
Animates loop photos and cinemagraphs.
Movepic is a popular photo motion apps for android and iOS users which allows you to easily create live photo with animate effect. It is available with both free as well as app to purchase option with lots of features. It brings fabulous photos & gifs into your social life with various animated effects and beautiful filters. You can easily animate anything in loops photos simply by drawing a path , and make your still images into awesome loop photos & cinemagraphs. Along with these it also allows you to adjust the speed of the loops photo animation.
Animation Desk Classic
Animation Desk Classic is another great animation apps for android and iOS users which allows you to create animated videos on your device. It is a great app which allows you to create hand-drawn frame animation. It is easy to use app which doesn’t need any experience for animation created course. This app comes with friendly and gorgeous user interface which provides realistic scene for animation creating. Along with these it provides various painting tools with pressure sensitivity with pencil, crayon, fountain pen, three types of brush and eraser options.
Stick Fight is a great animation apps which allows you to easily get animation game on your android and iOS device. It is available with both free as well as app to purchase option with different features so that you can get different animation options. It is a great app developed by NetEase Games which provides a physics-based couch/online fighting game. You can also use it as no WiFi games so that you can use it as offline game. It provides hilarious battles with up to 3 friends with 100 amusing maps, dozens of funny weapons, like guns shooting snakes out, or bomb which blows yourself up, and unlimited ways to die.
Animatic is also a great animation apps developed by Doodle.ly, Inc for android and iOS users. It allows you to create hand-drawn animations on your device. It is simple enough for a beginner, powerful enough for a professional so that anyone can use this app on their device. One of the best feature of this app is to provide option to export animations to animated GIFs, video, and PSD. You can also create animations using our frame by frame editor and repeat frames while needed. Animatic was designed to offer creators an elegant experience in bringing their ideas to life through moving image.