Category: Boats Animator

Updates about Boats Animator, a free, open-source, stop motion animation program.

Boats Animator 0.9.2 (HOTFIX)

  • Posted: 20 August 2019
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.9.2 is now available. This release primarily fixes a major bug with deleting frames in v0.9.1. Users are strongly advised to update to this version immediately.

Boats Animator 0.9.1

  • Posted: 2 August 2019
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.9.1 is now available. This version adds deletion of frames other than the last one captured. An issue running the macOS version of the program is also now resolved.

Boats Animator 0.9.0

  • Posted: 24 June 2019
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.9.0 is now available. This version improves capture mode performance, adds grid overlays to capture mode, and adds aspect ratio masks to the preview area.

Boats Animator needs your help!

  • Posted: 9 March 2019
  • Author: Charlie Lee

I am looking for photos of your studio setup with Boats Animator and screenshots of the program during production, so I can use it in places such as the Boats Animator website. I am also interested on getting your feedback on using the program. If you have got 2 minutes to spare, please consider giving your thoughts and uploading a few images to the 2019 Boats Animator User Survey (click the title of this news item to view the survey link, if viewing this message from within Boats Animator).

Boats Animator 0.8.2

  • Posted: 22 February 2019
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.8.2 is now available. This minor update adds an warning message if the current save directory already has frames in it. This is to ensure users do not accidentally overwrite frames.

Boats Animator 0.8.0

  • Posted: 21 December 2018
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.8.0 is now available. This brings the long awaited resolution selection feature and also allows a camera to be selected when multiple devices are connected. A few minor UI tweaks have also been made.

Boats Animator 0.7.5

  • Posted: 17 April 2017
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.7.5 is now available. This is a small hotfix primarily to fix permissions issues with the macOS and Linux builds. In addition there are also a few bug fixes.

Boats Animator 0.7.4

  • Posted: 7 December 2016
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.7.4 is now available. This is a minor release which removes the onion skinning button (onion skinning is now activated by simply moving the slider) and fixes a bug which meant the first frame captured was not stored in certain scenarios.

Boats Animator 0.7.2

  • Posted: 26 June 2016
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.7.2 is now available. This version add frame numbers above frame reel thumbnails and restyles the scrollbars in the program.

Boats Animator 0.6.4

  • Posted: 15 March 2016
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.6.4 is now available. This is a minor update which notably fixes bugs with onion-skinning and makes the status bar more concise.

Boats Animator 0.6.3

  • Posted: 17 February 2016
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator 0.6.3 is now available. This version notably brings playback from any frame in the timeline and a clearer indication of which frame is being previewed.

Visual changes and a GitHub repository

  • Posted: 22 October 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

I continue to work on Boats Animator, however this is no longer alone as the project is now available for contribution on GitHub. Development has continued mostly to the back-end workings of the program which in the progress of being greatly cleaned up. This clean-up has come about from me being a JavaScript newcomer and while BA functioned fine there were a number of best practises that were not being followed. GitHub has allowed more experienced developers to bring these to my attention and in addition help implement new functionality to the program.

What will Boats Animator be compatible with?

  • Posted: 4 October 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Boats Animator has been created using HTML 5 and JavaScript which means in theory it should work in any web browser on any operating system. Right now it pretty much does in the Windows versions of Chrome Desktop, Firefox Desktop, Opera and even Microsoft Edge. I am sure it will also work in the browsers mentioned before that have Mac and Linux versions.

Version 0.3.0

  • Posted: 3 October 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

I am happy to say progress has continued on Boats Animator (although perhaps at the detriment of my other studies…). The main thing I have been working on has been improving frame playback. As you can see playback now occurs in a second window next to the capture one and I have fixed quite a few bugs that were occurring when the play, pause and stop buttons were pressed multiple times. You may also notice a few more interface improvements such as the delete icons in the corner of each captured frames, the new status bar with how many frames have been captured and the current fps and the arrows (which need resizing still) to scroll through the captured frames.

Boats Animator 0.2.0

  • Posted: 28 September 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

I am still working on getting Boats Animator into a fully useful state. So far the following features have been implemented:

Current Aims

  • Posted: 27 August 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

Right now I am working towards getting Boats Animator into a usable state. I would like to implement most of the following features for the 1.0.0 release:

Boats Animator

  • Posted: 26 August 2015
  • Author: Charlie Lee

I have begun the development of a new HTML 5 and JavaScript based stop motion animation program. The working title for now is simply Boats Animator – this reflects the alias “Boats Are Rockable” that I use in the brickfilming community.