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:
Any feedback from animators would be most welcome!
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!
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.