Plastic Animation Studio lets you easily animate photos or drawings and share your animation with your friends.
No drawing experience is necessary: load an image, build a skeleton structure and animate this structure deforming the image.
Plastic uses an innovative and powerful technology that allows you to create a complete animation with just a single drawing.
An edit image page is available if you need to modify the image and isolate the subject you want to animate.
Animation is controlled by skeleton structures that allow you to make stretching and bending deformations with no need for drawing each pose.
You can also modify the Stacking Order of skeleton nodes to fine tune overlapping sections: at any time you choose whether a part of the subject is in front or behind, giving much more freedom to your animation.
An extensive collection of images and some example animations are included in the App.
Plastic really brings your images to life!
Unleash the artist inside you and challenge your friends by sharing your animations!
- Load images from the Plastic Library, Photo Library and iPad Camera.
- Use the Edit Image tools for masking and flipping the loaded image.
- Enjoy the intuitive skeleton creation.
- Create new positions of the subject moving the skeleton nodes.
- Animate the subject setting key frames in the Timeline.
- Modify the nodes stacking order to fine tune overlapping sections.
- Choose an image or a video as background.
- Control the speed of your animation (In-App Purchase).
- Add a soundtrack (In-App Purchase).
- Share the animation on Facebook, YouTube (In-App Purchase) or send it by email.
- After purchasing, the Export Pack was not activated;
- Minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Doesn't work on iPad Pro
I've had this app for years and have made a few cute animations with it, though nothing as sophisticated as the samples that come with it. But I just discovered that the app doesn't work on my new iPad Pro. There's no line to show key frames and transitions in existing animations and no way to add new key frames in new projects.
It's awesome that apps a like these have made simple animation possible for so many hobbyists, but it's also frustrating how many of them end up being abandoned, perhaps because the developers just didn't understand the needs of their customer base.
For another take on the "bones" type of character rigging, try StickMotion (but read the help pages, as the app is fairly sophisticated), or just have fun messing around with StickNodes Pro, which is simple and easy to use.
Don't even waste the ink all time and effort it takes to download this.
For myself, and apparently several other iPad users, the timeline doesn't work like it should. I'm unable to visibly see any node,curser, or red line indicating a key frame in the timeline. I also can't scrub any movement I DO manage to accomplish, because the curser can't be moved from its original position at the left side of the timeline. Tried emailing them, and was immediately informed that their domain doesn't exist. The app is jankey, and there's literally no support. Don't even waste your time.
Laughed myself foolish with this.
This is fun app, too bad it seems to be abandonware.
The Keyframe works in iPad, but it hasn't been updated to iPad Pro, where the keyframe function doesn't seem to work.
I wrote tech support, but the email is defunct.
I gave it five stars for it's IPad combatability and entertainment value. Works particularly well with pngs made from 3d apps.
- Digital Video S.p.A.
- 68.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, French, German, Italian, Russian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Digital Video S.p.A.
- In-App Purchases
- Export Pack $3.99
- Plastic Library Pack $0.99
- Summer Pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.