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Hi all,

At Röda roboten animation we have developed a tool for planning animation, especially stop-motion which is what we do most.

It's an animator's stop-watch, but it also records the motion of your hand (the rotation) so you get a graph, much like a curve that you usually sketch on the x-sheet. It shows your motion exactly, with the speed and acceleration on every frame.

If you think this could be useful in your work, have a look here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6RV4sCYHbs

Any feedback from animators would be most welcome! 


Thanks
/Staffan

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Looks very useful!  Instant results, instead of videoing yourself, then importing it into a program where you can see the moves frame by frame.  I like the graph approach.  If I had an iPhone, I would install Motion Timer (if not too expensive) and use it while animating.

I don't have an iPhone, I have a $38 DumbPhone for emergencies.   But maybe I could install it on my iPad3?  I did search the App Store for Motion Timer, but I couldn't find it.  It looks best suited to something small like a phone, but some moves could be done with an iPad - it might even help if you are simulating something bigger and heavier.

I wonder, would it also let you record a voice and see the timing on that? 

Aha, found it!  

I was in iPad Apps by default, so it did not appear.  I switched to iPhone Apps and found it.

For $2.99 I can try it on the iPad and see how it works.

Ah, good :)

The iPad3 should work fine, I've tried it. Just be careful not to throw it away when you're swinging it!  (seriously, I almost did that)

No voice recording in this version but it's an interesting idea!

That's pretty cool. I will try it. Here's another useful iPhone tool: time:calc. It's a calculator that is especially useful for film makers.  It displays hours, minutes, seconds and frames. Frame rate and mode keys are customizable.

Thanks, I bought it right away, it's very useful!

I remember when these time-calculators were available only as very expensive hardware, for many hundred of dollars... 

Hi Staffan - I find your motion timer really useful. I found the Android version on some obscure page, and too my chance. I love it !!! Hope that it'll be available for download somewhere - like here soon.

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