DigiCel FlipBook

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DigiCel FlipBook
DigiCel FlipBook icon.png
Developer(s) DigiCel Inc.
Initial release 1999; 15 years ago (1999)[1]
Stable release 6.93 / December 10, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-12-10)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Size 10 MB
Available in English
Type 2D animation
License Proprietary commercial software
Website digicelinc.com
As of February 2014

DigiCel FlipBook is 2D animation software that runs on Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. It is intended to closely replicate the traditional animation process.

Features[edit]

FlipBook supports scanning physical drawings with a TWAIN-compliant scanner or webcam, or direct digital input via a Wacom tablet. In either case, the internal format is raster-based, not vector-based. Inbetweening is done using onion skinning. Each frame must be drawn separately; FlipBook intentionally does not support skeletal animation or morph target animation, as these are not part of the traditional animator's toolkit.[2]

Versions[edit]

FlipBook is available in four versions: Lite, Studio, Pro and Pro HD. The Lite edition supports one foreground and one background layer, one soundtrack, and up to three hundred frames per shot. The other editions support more layers, more frames, multiple soundtracks and higher output resolutions.[3]

A free, full-featured demo version which produces watermarked output is also available for download.[4]

Credits and endorsements[edit]

FlipBook has been used on The Simpsons Movie, Enchanted, The Princess and the Frog, and others;[5] it's in use at Aardman Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, Universal Animation Studios and others,[6] and has been endorsed by Don Bluth.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wall post by DigiCel FlipBook". Facebook. November 26, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2013. Thanks for the first 10 years! 
  2. ^ Kent Braun (October 2012). "Comment on "Don Bluth Recommends DigiCel FlipBook"". Retrieved June 12, 2013. You have to draw every frame. FlipBook is for real animators who want to do real animation. If you just draw key frames and then push them around you generally end up with animation that looks like a computer did it. FlipBook is for real hand-drawn animation like the good old Disney stuff. 
  3. ^ "DigiCel Store". DigiCel Website. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "FlipBook Download page". DigiCel Website. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Production Proven". DigiCel Website. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Animation Studios Use FlipBook Because the Animators Demand it". DigiCel Website. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Don Bluth Recommends DigiCel FlipBook. DigiCel. January 21, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 

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