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Plastic Animation Paper (PAP) is coming back!

Animation Paper - WIP user interface.
I've written about the free Plastic Animation Paper Software designed for creators of digital hand drawn animation before. Whilst the software technically never went away its creators did stop developing the software and eventually decided to give it away for free with no technical support.

Now, almost two decades after they first developed PAP, the developers have decided to give the software an overhaul with a new name, user interface, and first up - a native Mac version (to be followed by Windows and iOS versions later). The new software will be called 'Animation Paper' and will retain most of the features that made old-PAP so good but with a much better, redesigned UI. No doubt it'll get some new features too but the goal is to retain the simplicity of the software that made it easy and fun to use.

You can read more about the new look Animation Paper currently in development and the all new website - as well as discover some of the history of the software and its creators too.

For now you can support the software's development simply by signing up to the new website to receive updates on the software's progress. The more people who sign up, the more likely it is that the developers will be able to convince investors that there is a market for a brand new version of one of the finest hand drawn animation tools out there.

Also if you sign up before the end of March 2014 you'll be eligible to receive an early bird discount when the new version is released for sale.

If you've never tried PAP then the original is still available for download from the Animation Paper site. I highly recommend it. There's a bit of a learning curve because of the outdated user interface but once you learn where everything is you'll want to use it just because it's fun.

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