A new way to create hand-drawn animation. So playful you’ll think it’s a toy, but it's secretly a robust app with a reimagined UI for animators and creators.
Taking inspiration from music creation tools, using Looom feels more like playing an instrument than operating software - exploring lines, shapes and colors through loopable time and rhythm. Looom is all about looping animation with a smile. It was designed for professionals and beginners of any age and is already being used by some influential indie animators.
A delightful environment to learn, experiment, practice and create drawn animation.
Wonderfully musical, Next-gen dynamic non-destructive workflow.
No first frame or last. Looom’s threads are independent in length and speed, always tweak-able.
Lets you go as deep or as far as you want thanks to a completely resolution-independent vector engine.
Looom uses SVG as it’s native file format. Your work can be viewed in browsers and opened in desktop animation software.
File loading bug fix.
Ratings and Reviews
Looom (yes, it has three Os) won a 2020 Apple Design Award for pioneering a bold and playful new approach to hand-drawn animation on iPad, accessible enough for anyone to create and enjoy. Starting with a clean canvas, Looom invites you to just start drawing unimpeded by intimidating toolsets or menus. A single touch of the display then captures your first frame. Draw again, capture, and hit play—you’ve created your first looping animation.
Different is good
This thing is so cool. If you are looking to shock and amaze your friends with minimal effort, look no further - Looom is freaky and wonderful. Definitely the kind of program that will push you in weird directions. I really enjoy the interface, and I want to use this in a project so bad, but... I need better FPS control. Specifically, right now I need 7 and 14 FPS as options (I’m a musician matching a BPM). I would love to have all the integers up to a point, and maybe even 32 frames per layer, so I can do 32nd notes. Guys, seriously, this app already feels like a sequencer for my synths. Just a little more flexibility would go such a long way. I want to give it five stars so bad. Maybe even just an “advanced” mode that you can turn on and off in settings could be used to implement a few more options while avoiding extra clutter for those who just want a toy. Anyway, I think this app is doing something interesting, and it might even be super useful to you, depending on the context. Keep your fingers crossed for me.(come on, guys... ;)
I’m very disappointed by the fact that each Thread (layer) can consist with only one color, and you can create up to only 5 threads. The eraser tool force you to remove the entire component rather than allowing you to remove just a tiny bit of that line or object. I would also like to see improvements towards line/ fill toggle. I can’t make a shape with both a solid outline with a different fill color at the same time, unless I create a separate thread for that purpose. But again....it only allows you to have 5 maximum threads (aka 5 colors throughout the entire project). I can see the team put some creative thoughts into the user interaction part of the app interface. To me, it’s way too much. Line weight adjustment, the color hue is really hard to control ( not precise at all). As a designer myself, ProCreate can do the same thing with way more features and way better layer management and control on everything.
Despite on the comments above, I do like the fact that this app allows you to create different threads with different frame amounts for your animation. I see a lot potential in it. But with the current design and user interface, I wouldn't spend $ just yet. I do hope that the development team can perhaps listen to some of the suggestions and comments and make improvements in the near future. I’m looking forward to those changes.
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- IORAMA AB
- 36 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Iorama
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