When Flipnote Studio burst onto the DSiWare scene back in 2009, it quickly became one of the most popular releases on the service, although it is worth noting that the title was available free of charge. Sites dedicated to hosting the animation creations began popping up across the Internet and remain active almost two years later. Now...
Blocks, worms and Gnomz
There's a definite creative slant to this week's Nintendo Download, with 3DS and DSi owners able to make something for themselves. Here's what's available to download from 2pm this Thursday. 3DS Download Software: Block Factory (Enjoy Gaming, £3.60/€4) — A puzzle game in which you get to make your own variations on the...
Slow motion animation
One year and a day after it launched in North America, Inchworm Animation is hitting DSiWare in Europe. The application launches on Thursday 26th April for 800 Nintendo Points, an increase over its 500 Point price tag in North America. It allows users to create stop motion films and time lapse videos as well as traditional...
DSiWare animation suite Inchworm Animation is certainly an accomplished package, but already developer Bob Sabiston is looking to the future for the series. Talking to Joystiq, Sabiston discussed a potential outing for the series on 3DS, revealing some of the features omitted from the DSiWare original: People are asking a lot about a...
DSiWare gets the lion's share
Put the excitement about the new Nintendo console out of your mind for a while and enjoy the Monday tradition that is the Nintendo Download. Most of the focus is on DSiWare this week, with one title on WiiWare and no Virtual Console outing due to the release of Mega Man X last week. DSiWare: Inchworm Animation (Flat...
Approved, dated and priced
Five years in the making, Flat Black Films' animation software Inchworm Animation is finally approved and penned with a release date. A hot contender to Flipnote Studio's reputation as the premier animation application available at the DSi Shop, Inchworm Animation certainly packs a punch in the functionality department,...
The DSiWare animation wars commence!
Flipnote Studio is one of the best reasons to own a DSi – endless flipbook-style animations are possible, and you only have to browse Flipnote Hatena to see the tool's potential in the hands of talented artists. If you're a fan of Flipnote, you want to look out for Inchworm Animation, on the way to DSiWare...
Inchworm Animation is the new handheld animation system from Flat Black Films.
Designed exclusively for the Nintendo DSi, it offers unprecedented animation power at your fingertips. Four years in development, little Inchworm is finally crossing the finish line!
- Create multi-layer flipbook animations
- Variable-thickness antialiased brushes
- Use DSi camera for stop-motion & time lapse
- Rotoscope by tracing on top of camera footage
- Different layers can have different frame lengths
- Circles, rectangles and polygons (w/ border)
- Translucent color and pattern fill
- Custom palette storage
- Pattern editor
- Individual animation frame timing
- 6 levels of zoom
- Export to SD card (SWF, BMP sequence)
- Work on images up to 9999 x 9999 pixels
- Cut/paste to clipboard
- Rescale clipboard images
- Flip and 90-degree rotate