“This is the first animation app that I've found for the iPad that just works.... I've made some awesome title sequences and graphic inserts for little movies I edit using ReelDirector. I'm working on a fully-SpriteDance animation, too. It's just a lot of fun.” (5-Stars SFDex)
From kids' cartoons to corporate presentations, moving birthday cards to animated assembly instructions, you and your iPad will be ready for any animation emergency with SpriteDance. Position your sprite, with simple gestures, tap a button to remember that pose, then adjust the time and set a new pose for your sprite. Repeat until your sprite moves where you want it when you want it. You can adjust these keyframe poses at any time, and work with one or several sprites at the same time.
With PixelSplincher's revolutionary new Digital Tracking system, complex animations that follow moving targets in your video are a breeze; just place your digit on the target and follow it as the video plays.
When you are happy with your animation, you can save it to the iPad photo album or send it to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, or any other app that that supports sharing.
While SpriteDance comes with a huge library of sprites, you can easily import your own directly from the iPad photo album, or drop them into the app through iTunes. This makes it easy to use any of the millions of PNG images with transparent backgrounds you can find on the web as sprites in your own productions. SpriteDance also lets you create sprites from text using any of the built-in iPad fonts, with text and outlines in any color. You can also create sprites from emoji!
SpriteDance includes a set of stages to get you started quickly, or you can pick any movie or photo in your Photo Album to use for an animation background. And because you can save any frame of your animation back to the photo album, SpriteDance is also great for compositing still frames from different graphic elements and text. Download today and start creating your own movies!
Use movies from your photo album as background
Digital Tracking: Trace motion paths on moving video with your digit
Dope Sheet: Control all your keys for all your sprites in one place
Easily add your own artwork or choose from the large library of sprites and backgrounds included
Intuitive keyframe animation system lets you move, rotate, scale and fade your dancers over time
Save animations standard mp4 movies at full HD resolution, or lower resolutions
Upload your movies directly to your YouTube account with the title, description and privacy levels you choose.
Create and animate text with outlines in any of the built-in fonts
iTunes File Sharing: Add your own sprites to the app or copy your saved mp4 movies through iTunes.
Move, rotate and scale your dancers with standard touch gestures, or use nudge bar or numeric controls for more precise placement.
Undo mistakes with a single touch
Multiple selection lets you coordinate movements among dancers. Use direct gestures or a standard list to select and reorder your elements.
Built for iOS 11!
Modern Share interface to export to YouTube, Facebook, AirDrop and other apps that load movies or images.
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to use with decent results. I was a little disappointed that sprites have to be still images, no cycle animation like in doink. I don't see anything doink can't do. In doink you can do traditional animation with each drawing in addition to key frames in the composition. I thought this was going to have that feature as well. Maybe this app has an easier-to-use key frame editor.
Fantastic app with some room to grow
UPDATE MAY 30, 2014
The folks who developed this app just released an update. Every step of the way, SpriteDance has remained my go-to app for motion graphics on the iPad. It's a breeze to fly objects around video. I've used this app to add arrows to instructional video to highlight areas of interest; to do motion graphic title bits; to add depth to animations I make in other applications; and to add cartoony bits to videos I shoot on the iPad or import from my DSLR. It's an excellent, one-stop app to add elements to video.
This is the first animation app that I've found for the iPad that just works. (I have a bunch of them -- "DoInk," "PhotoPuppet," the terribly named "I Touch My Friends," and more.) I do video production professionally, and SpriteDance reminds me of the early days of AfterEffects -- back in version 2.0, when it was amazing to move images across a screen. SpriteDance lets you move and scale images and text around the screen with an easy-to-use interface that makes sense. The key framing implementation is really straight-forward and shouldn't be tough for anyone to pick up. I've made some awesome title sequences and graphic inserts for little movies I edit using ReelDirector. I'm working on a fully-SpriteDance animation, too. It's just a lot of fun.
One feature I'd love to see is a means of cutting my own sprites out of photos. I can import photos, sure, but I'd love to be able to extract part of the image with an alpha channel so I can place the image on the stage. I'd also love to have the ability to turn on an ease in or ease out for each keyframe.
Even though I'd like to see some new features, I'm giving this app five stars because right out of the gate it works, and it works well. Great job, developers! I hope you continue to improve this really powerful, useful, fun app!
Really great app with one fatal flaw.
This is a great app. I have yet to find one that does what it does. The ability to create your own characters along with the ability to create video in full hd makes the app all the more useful.
One major show stopper though is this. The program has no error handling to handle if one of it's projects is missing media. If you delete video used in a project and then try to open that project again the app crashes every time that project is opened. If you delete video that is used on the currently opened project the next time you open the app it crashes and the app will no longer be useable until it is first deleted and then installed again.
Please fix this software bug. You will then have a the best if not only note worthy key frames app out there so far.
Wish list: The only thing I would love to see added to this app is the ability for the app to use chroma keyed video as a character. You could even charge for the feature it would be so worth it!
Keep up the great work on this app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.