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Video: Flipnote Studio 3D Nintendo Direct Sketched Out in Japan

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Plenty of in-app footage inside

Fipnote Studio 3D is due to arrive on the 3DS eShop next week in Europe — on 1st August — and early August in North America; it arrives in Japan today. To celebrate the occasion Nintendo has released a new Nintendo Direct video to show off the app and explain its various features.

While the video is in Japanese, we already know a great deal about this title already, so this Nintendo Direct gives us more opportunity to see it in action. We get a good look at how 3D animations are put together, a glimpse of the gallery options — the free Friends gallery and the World equivalent, which costs $0.99 for 30 days — and insight into the inclusion of audio recordings into the animations.

After an initial section of Satoru Iwata's disembodied polygon head explaining the app, there's a fairly lengthy demonstration of the kind of ideas that can be put into action. Check the video out below and let us know whether this is high on your 3DS wishlist.

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6ch6ris6 said:

with all these new tools i think i will finally be able to draw something that looks okay xD



fushimushi said:

The app itself is going to be free right? And we will be able to use it for free except the "friend's gallery" and the other $.99 options.. right?



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Obito_Sigma said:

I have to know all of the options I could use for free and the rest for the subscription. I'm terrible at Flipnote anyway, so I may not pay for a subscription. The only feature I'd probably use is where I could make my own Flipnotes and share it with those on Friends List, even those they would mostly be stick figures.



Super-Mario-Fan said:

I can't wait! I really loved the Dsi one and I am looking forward to this one
I can't wait try out all the new tools! Cx I'm sure it's gonna be lots of fun to draw and animate there ;w;



3dbrains said:

The ability to shift the 3D in such detail for each layer is totally brilliant!



KAHN said:

@anthony12 not that we know of. you can however use the online service free from 3pm to 7pm i think, correct me if i'm wrong. it also uses the 3DS' internal clock, so that might mean you can change the clock and use it whenever you want!



KAHN said:

the ability to shift the 3D layers blew my mind. i didnt think they'd implement something so brilliant! 3D will look SO much better when you can edit it yourself.



Obito_Sigma said:

@Johnny12 Everything is on my Profile. (or userpage) I joined a few days ago, so I don't think friending users who I never even heard of, let alone meeting, is the best idea. I have a feeling that I would be a user for many years to come because I am a hardcore Nintendo fan, so give me some time to settle down.



TylerBH said:

I've waited ALL summer for this app. I'm SOO excited! I can finally learn how to make cartoons!



TylerBH said:

Also, with the 3D layers feature you could use the back layer as the background and the front two layers for characters and objects. That way materials in front don't make the background look like crap. Genus right?

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