It has been almost a year since we heard anything new about Fatbits Pocket Painter
, and we were beginning to worry that the project had been abandoned. While homebrewers already have Colors!
to satisfy their DS-digital-painting needs, we really wanted to see what Bob Sabiston, the programmer behind Waking Life
and A Scanner Darkly's
Rotoshop software, had come up with.
Dismissing concerns of its halted development, the painting and animation application has appeared at GDC
, this time under the name Inchworm
. Along with its reintroduction comes a new site
packed with tutorial videos and user-uploaded samples/flipbooks. Artists can easily create and share their work online, all with a robust selection of drawing and editing tools.
One unique feature we spotted in Inchworm
is the ability to draw under a painting without having to create and move around new layers. Very useful for animation, we hear!
We're not sure if Inchworm
has found a publisher yet, but we hope someone helps this program hit the mainstream market. Bob Sabiston definitely sees potential in the software: "If people can make money selling math and brain teasers to kids, imagine how popular a program that lets you draw and make cartoons [would be]!"