Inchworm Animation For Nintendo DSi

Inchworm Animation will be released for the handheld Nintendo DSi platform on April 25. The app will be available for download from the DSiWare store for 500 points (or $5). It looks to be a solid tool for introducing animation to the younger set but with enough functionality that may make it appealing to more advanced animators as well. It was developed by Austin, Texas-based Flat Black Films which created the rotoscope animation in 'Waking Life' and 'A Scanner Darkly'.

1 comment:

screaminscott said...

It may be advanced, but its a pain to use. Definitely NOT for introducing young kids to animation. The online manual is only exported image files from Nintendos e-manual software, so it's not searchable and darn near impossible to print. It's barely readable online, since it's sized for the DS screen (one-inch wide column that goes on for PAGES)

The limited memory of the DS means you might find yourself with no memory left to save your animation. OK, unsderstandable. Think you'll just export some of your previous animations to the SD card, then delete the old animations to free up space on the DS? WRONG! you can't export a saved file, you have to load it into the software, thereby overwriting the current project you were trying to save in the first place!

My son and I get so frustrated with this every time we try to use it.