Animator’s Stopwatch

Randy Cartwright, a veteran Disney animator, has releast an iPhone stopwatch specifically designed for animators.

Timing is very important in animation. In order to animate convincingly you must know how many frames each part of an action takes.

Animators can use a stopwatch to time out actions but there has always been an annoying problem. Stopwatches show time as 1/100ths per second but movie film runs at 24 frames per second. To find out how many frames you need to do a tiresome calculation containing 41.66667 each time.

I’ve always wanted a stopwatch that would show the time in exactly the format I need so I decided, what the hey, I might as well make one, so here it is.

You can buy the application for $2.99 on iTunes. This may just find its way onto that very short list of iPhone apps that I actually use!

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