Digital illustration software company Procreate has just announced its latest offering, Procreate Dreams. This iPad-exclusive app promises to revolutionize 2D animation, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned animators.
iPad-exclusive $19.99 Procreate Dreams set to launch on November 22nd
One of the standout features of Procreate Dreams is its “Performing” tool, which allows users to effortlessly add keyframes through real-time gestures. This innovative tool is a game-changer for creative workflows, as it allows animators to instantly respond to their projects as they play.
At the heart of Procreate Dreams is the Multi-touch Timeline, which seamlessly integrates drawing, cel animation, keyframing, video editing, and compositing. Using gestures, users can achieve these tasks faster and more intuitively than with a traditional mouse and keyboard setup.
The Flipbook tool pays homage to traditional animation, offering a focused user interface reminiscent of Procreate’s Animation Assist feature. This feature is perfect for crafting short looping GIFs, intricate character animations, and more. Animators can also take advantage of Onion skins, allowing them to view multiple frames simultaneously while customizing frames with various colors and opacity levels.
Procreate Dreams goes even further by supporting advanced techniques like rotoscoping, which involves animating by tracing over video frames. The app can import ProRes footage up to 8K in resolution, providing ample flexibility for animators. Additionally, a new audio engine facilitates the addition of character voiceovers, atmospheric music, and other sound effects to animated projects.
Procreate has carried over its renowned brushes from its original app, optimized for seamless use with the Apple Pencil. The app offers larger canvases, more layers, and full compatibility with files created in the original Procreate app. Notably, a specialized Procreate file format designed for iCloud synchronization ensures swift access to 1TB files without loading, saving, or export times. This format also retains a project’s entire undo history, allowing artists to experiment without the fear of losing their work.
It is clear that Procreate Dreams will be a game-changer in the animation industry. With the app’s innovative features, user-friendly design, and affordable pricing model of a one-time purchase of $19.99, it is poised to democratize 2D animation and empower artists of all skill levels to bring their visions to life.
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