We’ve shown you how to make your own comic strips, but what about animations? DoInk is a free and sophisticated web-based tool that brings your still images to life.
DoInk is both an application and an online community for animators; the actual animation application we’re linking to is quite feature rich, especially for a free offering. You can use the drawing tools to create objects from scratch or pull them from the substantial database of user created submissions. Cloning individual frames is easy and the ability to fine tune changes from frame to frame makes smooth animation a snap. Your animations are easily shared via email, embedded links and through social networks. There is even direct-to-YouTube publication tool if you’re dying to get your creation out to as big an audience as possible. Check out the tutorial video below to see it in action: