DigiCel FlipBook

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DigiCel FlipBook
Developer(s)DigiCel Inc.
Initial release1999; 21 years ago (1999)[1]
Stable release
6.94 / December 21, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-12-21)
Preview release
7 / May 25, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-05-25)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X
Size10 MB
Available inEnglish
Type2D animation
LicenseProprietary commercial software
As ofFebruary 2014

DigiCel FlipBook is 2D animation software that runs on Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. It is intended to closely recreate the traditional animation process, very similar to the likes of TVPaint and Toon Boom Harmony.

Features[change | change source]

FlipBook supports scanning physical drawings with a TWAIN-compliant scanner or webcam, or direct input via a Wacom tablet. In either case, the internal format is raster-based, not vector-based. Each frame must be drawn separately; FlipBook intentionally does not support skeletal animation or morph target animation, as these are not part of the traditional animator's toolkit.[2]

Versions[change | change source]

FlipBook is available in four versions: Lite, Studio, Pro and Pro HD. The Lite edition supports one foreground and one background layer, one soundtrack, and up to three hundred frames per shot. The other editions support more layers, more frames, multiple soundtracks and higher output resolutions.[3]

A free, full-featured demo version which produces watermarked output is also available for download.[4]

Credits and endorsements[change | change source]

FlipBook has been used on The Simpsons Movie, Enchanted, The Princess and the Frog and others,[5] and has been endorsed by Don Bluth.[6]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "Wall post by DigiCel FlipBook". Facebook. November 26, 2009. Retrieved June 12, 2013. Thanks for the first 10 years!
  2. Kent Braun (October 2012). "Comment on "Don Bluth Recommends DigiCel FlipBook"". Retrieved June 12, 2013. You have to draw every frame. FlipBook is for real animators who want to do real animation. If you just draw key frames and then push them around you generally end up with animation that looks like a computer did it. FlipBook is for real hand-drawn animation like the good old Disney stuff.
  3. "Buy FlipBook". DigiCel Website. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  4. "FlipBook Download page". DigiCel Website. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  5. "Animation Studios Use FlipBook Because the Animators Demand it". DigiCel Website. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  6. Don Bluth Recommends DigiCel FlipBook. DigiCel. January 21, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2013.

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