Project Draco continues as 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. This update corrects a defect where Particle and Grow elements were not synchronized after the Granular Controls were dismissed. Man, I hate when that happens.
Once accepted into the project, you can provide feedback via the project forum or email@example.com or report any issues in the Project Draco forum.
Animation is alive in the lab.