Collaborative animation goes *doink*
April 20, 2009 10:28 AM Subscribe
posted by Rhaomi (2 comments total)
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before it, DoInk.com
is a place for people to create collaborative artwork online
. The difference? It's for animation
Using a sleek interface similar to a pared-down Flash, DoInk lets users sketch 2D objects
, animate them with keyframes and vectors
, and upload them to the site for public viewing. YouTube integration
is baked in, and finished clips are embeddable and downloadable as .swf files. Most impressive is the collaborative gallery -- need a camel, a waterfall, or a tree, but too lazy to make one yourself? Just search the database and, like with Spore
, browse a graphical menu of objects uploaded by the community.
DoInk is owned and operated
by a small Massachusetts start-up, so it has a cozy feel and a responsive dev team. The site is still in beta, so it's a tad rough around the edges, but it's already pretty robust and new features are on the way. Share ideas in the forum
, or keep track of development with the official blog
, which also interviews popular animators from the community on a regular basis.