Plastic Animation Studio lets you easily animate photos or drawings and share your animation with your friends.
No drawing experience is necessary: load an image, build a skeleton structure and animate this structure deforming the image.
Plastic uses an innovative and powerful technology that allows you to create a complete animation with just a single drawing.
An edit image page is available if you need to modify the image and isolate the subject you want to animate.
Animation is controlled by skeleton structures that allow you to make stretching and bending deformations with no need for drawing each pose.
You can also modify the Stacking Order of skeleton nodes to fine tune overlapping sections: at any time you choose whether a part of the subject is in front or behind, giving much more freedom to your animation.
An extensive collection of images and some example animations are included in the App.
Plastic really brings your images to life!
Unleash the artist inside you and challenge your friends by sharing your animations!
- Load images from the Plastic Library, Photo Library and iPad Camera.
- Use the Edit Image tools for masking and flipping the loaded image.
- Enjoy the intuitive skeleton creation.
- Create new positions of the subject moving the skeleton nodes.
- Animate the subject setting key frames in the Timeline.
- Modify the nodes stacking order to fine tune overlapping sections.
- Choose an image or a video as background.
- Control the speed of your animation (In-App Purchase).
- Add a soundtrack (In-App Purchase).
- Share the animation on Facebook, YouTube (In-App Purchase) or send it by email.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- After purchasing, the Export Pack was not activated;
- Minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Can't figure out how to work
I would feel like this would be a great app, but... I just don't know how to animate the rigged picture or object. I move the dots and press play then nothing happens, I move the timeline nope, I press the plus on the timeline nope, I would give a five star if I could find out how to work the animating. P.S. also I search everywhere but no dice.
Doesn't work on iPad Pro
I've had this app for years and have made a few cute animations with it, though nothing as sophisticated as the samples that come with it. But I just discovered that the app doesn't work on my new iPad Pro. There's no line to show key frames and transitions in existing animations and no way to add new key frames in new projects.
It's awesome that apps a like these have made simple animation possible for so many hobbyists, but it's also frustrating how many of them end up being abandoned, perhaps because the developers just didn't understand the needs of their customer base.
For another take on the "bones" type of character rigging, try StickMotion (but read the help pages, as the app is fairly sophisticated), or just have fun messing around with StickNodes Pro, which is simple and easy to use.
Laughed myself foolish with this.
This is fun app, too bad it seems to be abandonware.
The Keyframe works in iPad, but it hasn't been updated to iPad Pro, where the keyframe function doesn't seem to work.
I wrote tech support, but the email is defunct.
I gave it five stars for it's IPad combatability and entertainment value. Works particularly well with pngs made from 3d apps.
The developer, Digital Video S.p.A., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Digital Video S.p.A.
- 68.5 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iPadOS 9.2 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Russian
- Age Rating
- © Digital Video S.r.l.
- In-App Purchases
- Export Pack $3.99
- Plastic Library Pack $0.99
- Summer Pack $0.99