Soooo...Free Tools challenge #6: DoInk. After using Bitstrips for comics and Goanimate for animations, I wondered if DoInk could offer me anything new, different, and/or better. The answer is no, DoInk has nothing to offer ME. That is not a deficiency on the part of DoInk, however, but a complete and utter dearth of artistic talent on my part. I tried, and I tried, but the effort it required for me to create something resembling ANYTHING...well...I'm embarrassed to even admit it. I have no doubt that I have students who would take to DoInk like ducks to water, and create beautiful, sophisticated graphics and animations that would make me proud. I also know, however, that there are a fair number of students who, while they certainly have more artistic talent than I do, might be intimidated by this tool in conjunction with their own lacking confidence. So given these variables, I'll be sticking to apps that are a bit less DIY and a bit more "use what we have to offer and make it your own".
Here's my test animation (try not to look directly at it -- you might go blind!)
my pathetic attempt by mmebrady, made at DoInk.com