Animation movies have drawn a big fame to themselves thanks to some of the big animation studios such as Pixar, Disney, Warner Bros, etc. The movies they create have not only connected with the young children but the adults as well. They have the right mix of action, comedy and the fantasy world that every one dreams of. Their characters are lovable and many of them have finally shifted to the real world as well such as Spider Man, Superman, etc who were initially a part of cartoons only. Animation movies are now a part of mainstream cinema as well and if you want to be an animation designer then there are numerous courses available. So for these passionate aspirants, we have something cool for you in store. When your work becomes a game, a fun element gets associated with it and you start enjoying it. So here we have an app which is a game for youngsters and a beginner’s tool for aspirants. Let’s check it out!
I am talking about the latest iOS app called Zu3D developed by ZuLogic Ltd. The app is compatible with iPad only and requires iOS 6.0 or any later version of the OS. Zu3D is already a successful and high quality desktop application and has now released its iOS version.
Zu3D is a very simple-to-use animation app where you can add images, clips, sounds, titles, credits and every element which is required in the production of a movie. You can arrange these elements in any order you want, copy/paste them, delete them and deal with them in the same way as you do with your computer files. The UI of this app is very similar to Fruity Loops when it comes to generating a pattern. A pattern is a portion of the movie and just like a song is composed of repetition of rhythmic patterns, a movie consists of many of them. It’s like a timeline where you have to place each element at the right place and you can mix them together as well.
For images, you can import any video and take its shots at short intervals to merger them into a clip. Sounds can be freshly recorded or you can import them from your iPad library. You can edit videos as per your use and cut sounds to the length you want. You can stretch a piece of sound as long as you want or you can cut it short as well. The frames can be run fast, slow or at any desired speed and the slider controls are perfect for them. There are speech bubbles as well to add to give it a comic theme.
You can always share your projects and videos on YouTube, Zu3D online or you can save them to your camera roll. The app comes in for a handy $0.99 in the App Store and that’s seriously a very good price for this one.
Pros: simple-to-use UI; slider and touch controls; import sounds and videos; video editor; share online; good price.
I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Worth Having Application : Download the App