Project Draco is our free technology preview from Autodesk Research that makes animation as easy as sketching. The easy-to-use interface allows you to add a rich set of subtle, continuous animation effects to your images (e.g., JPGs, PNGs, GIFs) without the complications of timeline and key-framing. Project Draco outputs to video that can be used to create an animated GIF file with tools like Camtasia Studio.
Here are some examples:
The Autodesk Research team is continuing to work with iPad users who want to participate in the project and provide feedback. They deliver the tech preview to you using Apple's TestFlight platform. The team has a limited number of TestFlight slots available, so they are accepting requests for participation.
The team recently supplied an update. Here is what's new:
- A few users reported problems while uploading their scenes to the Community. We made some changes to both the Draco app and the Community server that should improve things.
- Starting with this release, Draco no longer includes the redundant brush stroke information when the scene is saved. This means that scenes with a lot of brush strokes will be dramatically smaller and take less time to load, save, download, and upload.
- In previous releases, if you duplicated a layer and then immediately opened a different scene, that change wasn't saved. This is now fixed.
Once accepted into the project, you can provide feedback via the project forum or email@example.com.
Animation is alive in the lab.