Kids can create 3D cartoons with Google’s Toontastic 3D app. Just recently launched today, Toontastic 3D gives kids a collective of tools and features to make awesome 3D creations. Of course, just because it’s geared towards kids doesn’t mean that adults can’t enjoy the app too. By all means, if you have a passion for this sort of stuff then the app is free to download and enjoy. Google even notes that the anyone from “future authors” to “musicians and inventors” should give the app a try. There’s a rather large list of features within the app that puts 3D cartoon creation at your fingertips and makes it easier than ever before.
While some functions like drawing characters and animating your cast are likely to be obvious features of the new app, Toontastic 3D even lets you record your voice for things like narration and for the voices of the characters in the cartoons users have created, which certainly adds not only a level of personalization to everything, but also another layer of creativity that might not have otherwise been there without it. While this is an educational app, it’s also about creativity and storytelling, and Google wants to hear your stories.
Characters within the app that can be chosen range from pirates to robots and loads of stuff in between, and if you’re feeling up to it you can draw your own characters (and settings for the cartoon) with a small, but still decent set of tools before you get started. Toontastic 3D is sure to be an app that excites those with a vast imagination and a creative nature, but sometimes you just get stalled and you need a little push to get the creative juices flowing. To assist in this sort of situation users can enter the idea lab from the main home screen and from there they can watch other people’s creations to get some inspiration. Of course, these are also just plain fun to watch and there are already loads of cartoons in the idea lab, some of them too adorable to pass over. Once everything is all said and done and the creations are finished, users can play them back from within the app and even export them out to their phone’s storage so they can keep them for later. The app is free to download and install and there isn’t an in-app purchase in sight, so parents can also feel safe about letting their kids go wild with this one. Although entirely different, Toontastic 3D brings another app to Google’s library of offerings that are great for kids in addition to apps like YouTube Kids and a few others, although this might prove to a little bit more fun to interact with.