I’ve followed Animatron for a while, even purchased a deal for lifetime pricing on the fullest plan, and basically since Wave started updates have stopped. Features keep getting pulled for stability with no word on when or if they’ll return. (Interactivity other than opening a URL, the rigging tool, the switcher, etc.) It’s disheartening because Animatron is still the best browser-based drawing and animating tool for HTML5, which as an animator who isn’t fluent in code I really appreciate. However, without interactivity, I might as well be embedding video files.
I understand the need to focus on what’s profitable. I just wish the tool could live up to it’s potential because there’s lots of creative ways it could be used. Consider the progress being made with Wick Editor, which aims to recreate the playful experimental early days of Flash on the web with current standards. I’d love to make the next Joe Cartoon or Homestar Runner in HTML5 with Animatron some day