Expo Notes: Aquafadas digital comics authoring tool coming soon
By Jackie Dove
Aquafadas, the developers of BannerZest and PulpMotion, has announced that it will soon release Comic Composer, the application used by its AveComics Productions to create digital comics. This authoring tool will be available for authors and publishers of digital strips.
With Comic Composer, you can create digital comics for a variety of platforms, including the iPhone, iPad, the Web, and other smart phones. The software facilitates creation of animated paths, various pan, zoom, and transition effects, and lets you isolate parts of a page to create animations and transitions between them.
Comic Composer supports rectangular and polygonal cut-outs, giving you a full preview of the animations being created. You have a choice of export formats: You can use the company’s Ave format, an advanced digital publishing format that supports video, sound, and localization. You can also distribute your creation on the AveComics platform. When you’re finished with your comic, you can export an animated version to facebook or to your blog.
The new program, which is an Adobe Air app, will be released in March and is compatible with with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The price has yet to be determined.
AveComics has a catalog of approximately 1000 graphic novels, comics, and mangas.