Created by Universal Everything and inspired by the working methodology of Matt Pyke (UE lead), Loop is a drawing app for iPad that lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop gallery.
Matt is known for using pen and paper to sketch ideas and develop creative direction for projects. Like in Communion (image), project he worked on with Field.io or Nike Flyknit ‘Fit’ Installation (image) projects we previously mentioned on CAN, Matt has always used sketches as a communication tool to both visualise and describe ideas to the diverse team of collaborators.
Loop is an attempt to fill the gap, create a tool that is simple, easy to use and expressive that adds a time dimension to a simple quick sketch. Apart from the fact that most UI elements in the app were “hand” drawn, the app includes great tools that make process of creating animations fast and engaging. Frame by frame drawing, onion skinning, frame duplication, trace over video frames, expressive pen widths are all included. Colours come in red/blue and black. Final animations are generated as animated gifs (320px x 180px resolution) and can be easily shared on your own Tumblr or if you prefer to the Loop gallery.
If Paper by FiftyThree is about drawing on the iPad, Loop is about animating where focus is on fast and expressive frame based drawing. Download it and please share some of your drawings with us in the comments.