Flipnote Studio™

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Create your own Flipnote

Once you've downloaded Flipnote Studio from the Nintendo DSi Shop, you're ready to start creating your own animations. Follow these simple steps below and you're on your way!

1. Create Flipnote

To start making your own animation, tap "Create Flipnote" from the main screen.

2. Draw With Your Stylus

Use your stylus to start drawing on the touch screen of your Nintendo DSi system.

3. Add More Pages

To add pages to your Flipnote, press right on the control pad.

Quick Tip: Slide the stylus on the Touch Screen while holding the L Button to move the canvas.

4. Select Your Tools

To change your drawing tools, go to the tools page on the menu screen by pressing up on the control pad.

5. Preview Your Work

Once you're ready to preview your animation, press down on the control pad to view.

Quick Tip: Try turning the lightbox on when creating Flipnotes. It can help you make your Flipnotes animate smoothly from page to page!

6. Add Sound and Photos

You can also add recorded sound to your Flipnote, and use pictures you've taken with the Nintendo DSi Camera application.

Quick Tip: If you mix Sounds into a Music project and then erase the individual sounds, they will remain in the Music project. Try creating different sounds, then layering and mixing them into the Music project. You might become a one-person orchestra!

7. Save Your Work!

Be sure to save your work often!

Quick Tip: The Flipnote icon (thumbnail) will display the last page you were working on when you saved the Flipnote, so save while a favorite page is open.