World-renowned animator and triple-Oscar-winner Richard Williams presents ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’ for iPad.
Taking the globally bestselling Kit to a whole new dimension, this app provides the underlying principles that every animator needs. Aspiring or professional, digital, classical or stop motion, animators can now engage with Williams and his work like never before. Watch unreleased films or interact with over 100 animated examples — learn from the legend himself.
■ the complete ‘Expanded Edition’ of ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’
■ over 100 animated examples from ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit Animated’ DVD box set, scrubbable frame-by-frame
■ ‘onion-skinning’ functionality on selected animated examples, showing previous and following frames live
■ previously unreleased animations by Richard Williams, including a 9-minute film, ‘Circus Drawings’
■ new pieces-to-camera from Richard Williams to put the app in context
“A sublime and spellbinding app... It epitomizes everything an eBook-app crossbreed should be. It uses the full capabilities of the iPad’s processing power and screen to deliver a visually stunning, entertaining and enthralling masterpiece... If you’re a budding animator with a spare $35, you won’t regret it.”
—The Next Web, Pick of the Day, 29 April 2013
“The Animator’s Survival Kit app is a joy to use for anyone interested in animation, and suitable for any level of ability.”
“I can’t imagine an audience who won’t love this app. From school kids, just growing an interest in drawing to retirees, this book / app is perfect for anyone looking for a wonderful excursion into a new topic or attempting to expand their craft.”
“an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE for any animators with an iPad. If you are an animator, and you don’t have an iPad, you may even consider buying one just for this app alone. It really is that good!”
“We love it. It is better than the book, better than the DVD series. It perfectly combines the best qualities of print and video... a huge step forward for learning animation.”
“The essential tool for both aspiring novice and seasoned pro. I love that an animator can step forward and backwards through the animation. The ‘slide to animate’ bar below the animated clips is very useful as it allows you to isolate and study a particular arc or path of action. Moving your finger left and right, slowly or quickly, advances or rewinds the action. Being able to study the animated examples without having to load up a DVD on another device is amazingly useful. Now it is obvious that this is the way to view and learn from the animated examples.”
—Rob Coleman, two-time Oscar nominee, Animation Director on the Star Wars prequels
“Good news for animators of all stripes – pro or student, digital and hand-drawn. The master himself demonstrates principles of character animation with interactive samples and exclusive extras (including new Williams shorts). Now you can have access to Williams’ wisdom all the time. It’s a must-have for both studios and classrooms – smart, stylish and a class act all the way!”
—John Canemaker, NYU animation professor and Academy Award winner
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Adds support for 64 bit iPads which fixes a warning that some users would get when running the app.
Ratings and Reviews
Used to be good
This app was a great reference when I was in school. Now none of the videos play making the app almost useless. This is a travesty that Richard Williams great work has been left to the hands of amateurs. I think I speak for all animators when I say ‘Fix it’ please this is not rocket science here. You are denying future generations access to this masterpiece.
All Animators should have this
I love this app! It’s perfect if you're just starting out or have been in the industry for years and want to remember the basics. I own the book as well and for the extra video content alone, this app is worth the cost. I’ve never run into any sound issues - I bought this back when I had the iPad 2, now I have the iPad Pro and it still works like a charm.
Although there is no way to bookmark in the app it does have a very nicely laid out table of contents that will take you back to any chapter.
If the price tag has you scared there is a demo version you can try out - that’s how they reeled me in.
The Bible of Animation
This interactive masterpiece would be a bargain at twice the price. A rich, comprehensive and indispensable tool to learn animation, it gathers the collective experience and skills of a small army of professionals and drops it into your lap. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, this book will give you everything else, period. An amazing achievement.
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- Faber and Faber
- 933.6 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton 2013
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.