LATEST AWESOMNESS

Let the User Control the Shapes in Your Animation, Right From the Keyboard

Animatron is working hard to refine our interactivity. Meanwhile, our Player already has an API through which you have full control of your movie. You can give the user the ability to switch layers with the press of a key. It’s an easy thing to set up if you familiar with JavaScript and HTML5. (And you are willing to embed the project into a website)

First, prepare your project in the Animatron Editor.

Watch Our Animatron Team Grow and Change

At the end of November, our marketing manager announced that she was leaving us for greener pastures. The team was shocked, our CEO shaken! – no one could believe a better place than Animatron existed! Still, here we were at a farewell lunch for Catherine, wishing her luck in her new work life. I was doing QA at that time, and stepped in to pinch-hit until we could find a replacement, hardly a simple task. Over the course of a couple of months we noticed that the sky didn’t fall after all, and the number of our followers on Twitter increased five times, along with their engagement! The Animatron blog was populated with interesting content and the number of new sign-ups hit an all-time high. I am pleased with the results, I enjoy this work and I’m staying put!

Integration With Stepic

We are thrilled to announce the integration of Animatron and Stepic.org! It’s the start of a long and fruitful collaboration!

First, I would like to introduce Stepic to the Animatron audience. Stepic is an educational engine and platform, focused on STEM open lessons. The Stepic platform allows educators to easily create practice-oriented, interactive tutorials.

Our New Valentine’s Day Landing Page

… plus a peek at the story behind the animation.

Valentine’s Day is a day when all hearts warm to love. We’ve been thinking about love here at Animatron, too, and we were inspired to find a true love for our hero, Animatron!! Our team absolutely adores the new home page animation featuring Animatron Hero and his girlfriend, Animatrini!!

Knife Tool Algorithm

Peter, our geometry wizard, recently finished perfecting a new Knife tool, which will allow you to cut any shapes along a curve.

He created this animation showing how the algorithm works. Enjoy!

Easy Guide on How to Make Color Tween Animation

Lighting affects our mood and color makes an impression on our feelings. In the morning, we feel full of energy and in the evening we are more relaxed. Soft sunshine calms us. Stormy skies make us more alert and a little anxious. In animation, people use color to communicate a mood.

Here are examples of how color changes the mood of Animatron Hero. In each picture, Our Hero is exactly the same, but colored differently:

Sad Animatron Hero:

How to Replace One Object With Another Keeping Animation

Want to replace a cute cat with a cute puppy in your animated sequence, without starting over from scratch? I will explain it in a few easy steps!

Our users said it is the feature they want the most … so, our developers came up with this intuitive UI. I really enjoy it myself!

Often during a project, we create effects that we would like to keep, but we decide to change the character. Let’s say we want to replace one animated character with another: here’s a way to keep the animation and replace only one object.