You may already know Madefire’s Motion Book, the free iPad app that lets you view all those fast-action, interactive digital comic books with 360-degree panoramic views, music, sound effects and your choice of motion transport.
Today, Madefire has let loose its cloud-based Motion Book Tool, the authoring program behind those works, so that all artists and creators can build and share their own original works. It is available to anyone with a Web browser and an Internet connection, and is free of charge.
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But that’s not all. Artists who publish through the Madefire Motion Book Tool can also upload and share their work directly to DeviantArt — the online artist social community — in addition to the Madefire app for iOS and Windows 8 platforms.
The partnership between DeviantArt and Madefire makes sense both in terms of the level of creativity invested in their sites and the audience they appeal to. Madefire is already a staple at publishers like DC, IDW and Dark Horse Comics.
The Motion Book Tool features a user-friendly interface and requires no coding or technical skill. A timeline of art assets, effects, and tap points dictate how the story unfolds and can be configured via drag and drop.