Ratings and Reviews
Generally speaking, the app does what it claims. However, it needs significant work to be more efficient. The app lacks the ability to go back in the animation development process, thus forcing the user to have to recreate their production from step one. Additionally, the product doesn't allow you to save it until the end of the production process. Should the app freeze or malfunction, the user loses any product created up to that point. Finally, it would appear that their are other character or posing options available when using this app with an iPad, but the app doesn't allow the user to scroll past the existing options on the screen to choose them.
Bottom line: great initiative but poorly designed app. Parents and children alike may quickly lose patience and banish this tool to the app wasteland we all accrue in today's digital age.
This works with exceptions
The Crayola Easy Animator does work. We scanned the drawing my grandson colored, selected as well as created a background and then took individual photos of each model pose. Animation is a frame by frame process so you cannot create moves by continuously moving the model as if it's being videotaped. That said, after creating 30 individual frames, we selected the animation moves at the bottom of the screen. After that, it created a great animated clip. Where this product falls short is when you purchase the Avengers coloring book. It does not react to the camera scan which I believe is due to the difference in the background design behind the coloring book characters. The book that came with the manny model has a web-like background where the Avengers book I just ordered has artistic backgrounds which, I believe, the app does not recognize, thus, no scan button is activated on the device. I've looked to see if the Avengers book has it's own app.
Good but mostly bad
So I downloaded this app, and scanned my thing, when I noticed that the face was on the shirt, not like the way I drew it. I tried another one. Same result. So I just gave up. Made a couple of animations, until I tried making a pose when this kept happening. I did 2 animations and whenever I lifted the phone up for the 3rd when it crashed. I restarted and tried again. Same thing. I closed a few apps and deleted a few photos. Again, same thing. And I want something to delete your old poses. Please fix the this 😰😰😰
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.