Below are some of the frequently asked questions I have received about Brush Ninja. If you have any questions then please check out the help documentation, and if that doesn’t answer your question you can contact me.
- Can I add music to my animation?
- Can I change how fast the animation plays?
- How do I save and load animations?
- How do I erase things?
- What happened to the old Brush Ninja?
- What size are the animations/ what size are the animation background images?
- How do you spell Brush Ninja?
Can I add music to my animation?
Brush Ninja exports files as animated gifs. Whilst they move like movies they are actually images and, unfortunately, do not have support for audio. As such this isn’t something I can add.
Can I change how fast the animation plays?
Yes you can. If you go to the speed properties (the little speed dial next to the play button) then you can change the frames per second. The higher the frame rate the faster the animation plays. The lower the number the slower it plays. 1 frame a second, will show 1 picture every second.
You can also change the duration of individual frames by clicking on the plus or minus buttons above the frame in the timeline. Setting the number to x2 means that frame will be twice the length of a x1 frame.
How do I save and load animations?
In the top menu there are 3 menu options, New, Open, and Save.
- New creates a new animation.
- Open lets you open an animation you have previously saved.
- Saves lets you save an animation.
Save an animation as a .brushninja file in order for it to be reopened. Save it as a Gif so that you can upload it to social networks.
How do I erase things?
Brush Ninja does not have an eraser. Brush Ninja draws with vectors (mathematically defined shapes and lines) and unfortunately erasers don’t work with these. If you don’t like something then you can delete it in “Select” mode and redraw it. Alternatively you may be able to move, scale, or rotate the selected line to put it in the desired position.
Adding an Eraser is a very popular request and I will continue to look for a better solution.
What happened to the old Brush Ninja?
I rewrote Brush Ninja and, unfortunately, the new version does not support the old animations. However, the old version of Brush Ninja (now called Brush Ninja Classic) is still available.
What size are the animations/ what size are the animation background images?
The default size of the animations is 512 x 512 pixels.
How do you spell Brush Ninja?
Well, the clue is in the question - but the reason I am writing this question is that I get a lot of people writing to me asking questions about Brush Ninga. I’m not sure why people spell Ninja with a g, but I wanted to clarify that it is indeed spelt with a j, and if you ever forget, you can check the domain name in the url bar, or the site title.
How to Use Brush Ninja
- Brush Ninja Interface
- Colours - Fill and Line colours, and how to pick custom colours
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Select Mode - Move, Scale, Rotate, Skew, Group, Duplicate, Copy and Paste
- Shapes & Stickers
How to Upload Animations
- How to Access Downloaded Animations on Android
- How to Export your Animation
- How to Upload Brush Ninja Animations to Google Docs and Google Slides
- How to Upload Brush Ninja Animations to Instagram
- How to access downloaded animations on iOS
- How to Save your Animation
- How to Upload Brush Ninja Animations to SeeSaw
- How to Upload Brush Ninja Animations to Twitter
- How to Convert an Animated Gif to a video