Recently I have been busy working away on Brush Ninja - but there’s not been much visible progress.
My main focus has been on the next stage of Brush Ninja, and that’s making a desktop app. I want to turn this simple web app into something you can use properly. On your computer. At any time.
By making a complete desktop app we can take advantage of things like saving in progress animations, and reopening them so we can edit them in the future. That’s just not possible on a website.
Whilst preparing the app for distribution as a desktop thing, I have also been finding all sorts of tweaks and improvements that help to refine the experience and generally make it more enjoyable to create things with.
For example; when using the arrow keys to scroll through the animation frames, the selection wraps when you get to the end. This makes it a lot easier to create looping animations. I plan to make the onion skinning wrap in the future as well.
I have also added some alternate export options. One for Twitter animated Gifs (since they turn the animation into a video which introduces looping errors), and the ninja file format - allowing the animation to be edited in the app.
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24 June 2018
After a couple of months of hard work, a lot more work than I had anticipated, I have finally released Brush Ninja on the Mac App Store! Brush Ninja is something I have really enjoyed working on, and I have a lot of ideas for improvements. Hopefully people like it...
19 July 2018
I love seeing people sharing their Brush Ninja animations on Twitter and I wanted a way to record my favorites. So I have made an animation showcase, that highlights the awesome animations being made in Brush Ninja. If you want your animation to be featured then share the animated gif...
05 December 2021
As I mentioned in the newsletter recently, I have been working on a simple comic maker. This little app takes 8 images, one image for each page of the comic, and then positions them on a page so that they can be exported as a single image and then printed....