SketchBook for Desktop and SketchBook Motion are the only versions of SketchBook with animation tools. However, before we get into the differences, one thing to keep in mind is that any image created in SketchBook can be imported into either one of these animation packages, as a flattened image.
SketchBook for Desktop has flipbook animation tools, such as keyframes and a timeline, to bring your images to life. With SketchBook Motion, you can turn an image into a moving story, add meaning to a presentation, build simple animated prototypes, design dynamic logos and ecards, create fun and engaging classroom projects, and enhance instructional content.
Animation in SketchBook for Desktop (Pro)
Do you love flipbook animation and want to create fun images that come to life? If so, try FlipBook!
Different uses for animation
Have you ever used SketchBook to sketch a concept, annotated it, adding other sketches to try to get an idea across? Next time, create a flipbook. Imagine sending someone a sketch that comes to life to better illustrate your concept. With FlipBook, you can create cell animation, a prototype, or proof of concept.
For an Introduction to FlipBook tutorial, check out The Bouncing Ball by Andre Quijano.
Animation in SketchBook Motion
For Welcome to Motion in other languages, check out the following links:
App Store editors gave the following reason for why SketchBook Motion was selected as Best iPad App of the Year:
Animation is anything but easy. That is, unless you’re using our 2016 iPad App of the Year. SketchBook Motion’s first trick is ditching insider terms like “keyframe” and “timeline” — instead opting for wonderfully natural words like “wind” and “rain”. It’s SO much easier for us to wrap our heads around, and the simple tutorials and excellent samples help, too. Of course, it’s got Apple Pencil support – it even offers an iMessage App so we can share animation in a flash.
Bring life to your images! Create beautiful animated scenes, communicate simple to complex concepts, or just have fun! With SketchBook Motion, add lively effects or subtle movement to your still illustrations. Watch as elements move, multiply, and grow. Combine these easy effects to create endless possibilities, adding meaning and emotion to your work.
SketchBook Motion is fully-unlocked for SketchBook subscribers. You can save up to 3 scenes without a subscription. To try the full version FREE for 7 days, check out the trial.
Entertain or communicate
- Turn images into moving stories
- Add meaning to your presentation
- Build simple animated prototypes
- Design dynamic logos and ecards
- Create fun and engaging classroom projects
- Enhance instructional content
Create from scratch or use existing images
- Draw directly with the brushes using your finger or Apple Pencil
- Import any images from your Photos
- Use layers to assign different animation modes to elements in your scene
- Apply simple gestures to make things grow, move, or emit particles
- Add complex animation behavior, using advanced controls, such as granular motion
Output and share your work
- Create stickers to add meaning and emotion to your iMessage
- Share your feelings with lightweight GIFs
- Export high-quality movies as MP4s
- Upload html links that can be shared and viewed in any browser
Deepen your knowledge
- Interactive tutorials walk you through the basics
- In-app examples enable you to dissect more complex projects
- Online help and videos provide instruction for how to use features
- If you choose to upgrade to a Pro subscription, you will be charged through your iTunes Account, for just $29.99/year.
- Subscription automatically renews for the subscription period you select, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will receive a reminder email prior to the end of your current subscription period.
- You may cancel your SketchBook subscription at any time but it will not take effect until the end of your current subscription period.
Special thanks to the following artists for providing truly creative work found in the Gallery:
- Ko Maruyama
- Rina Piccolo
- Jules Soto
- David Thorp
- Ryohei Yamashita