A simple and powerful screensaver maker
When people think of animation, there’s no doubt that the first thing that comes to mind are cartoons from Disney, Dreamworks, or Cartoon Network. However, the animation industry is actually much larger and more diverse than people expect. Making simple moving images, for example, is also a form of animation which is used a lot for screensavers and ads. The DP Animation Maker is a multimedia program used to create animation from still photos. This program wasn’t meant for creating cartoon animations, but it is useful for making quick animations from pre-existing elements that came with the program.
The first thing that should be noted about the DP Animation Maker is how quick it was to set up. It follows the standard procedure of downloading the installer file and installing the program from there. The process was quick and easy. The second thing to note about this program is the intuitive interface. The design isn’t actually that noteworthy since it looks like any standard program. The interface, on the other hand, is very intuitive and it’s very unlikely that users will be lost when using the program. Finally, the last thing to note about this program is the fact that it doesn’t consume a lot of resources. Even if you add a lot of elements to the page, it still renders quickly with little lag. Checking the task manager showed that it doesn’t require a lot of memory which is great for users who need to multitask.
Large Selection of Animation Elements
The DP Animation Maker was not meant for creating animation from scratch, as said above. Instead, the program comes with a large selection of pre-made animations. You can choose to add animated grass, fish, flowers, bubbles, and more. For these animations, you can adjust their size, count, and speed, but you have no control over where these animations will float to. For other animations, you can choose where they will be positioned by using a brush tool. The brush tool’s size, hardness, and opacity can be adjusted which could lead to some interesting effects.
Another great aspect about this program is the fact that you can add and edit the animations directly on the canvas. There are certain animations that will require configuration from the additional options on the side panel, but the options are very straightforward and uncomplicated.
Playing with the animation process is a lot of fun, but the output is equally important, if not more important than the process. In general, the animation output of the DP Animation Maker is pretty good. It doesn’t sacrifice the quality of your animations when you render it. You could end up with a large file size depending on the canvas size of your animation, but that’s to be expected for such a high-quality output.
A Great Program Overall
There is no denying that the DP Animation Maker is good at what it does. It’s intuitive, understandable, powerful, and functional. Makers of screensavers will absolutely love this program. While it is a bit limited in its functionality, there’s no denying that for animating still photos, it does a really good job.