KlipDraw 4.0: New Interface and More Klips


17-Jan-2022 | 5 minute read

KlipDraw 4.0 is now available to download and install, and brings two major updates: a completely renovated interface for the Windows versions, and an increase in the number of Klips which can be created in every version of KlipDraw available for both Windows and MacOS.


Let’s take a closer look…


New Interface: A Complete Redesign (Windows Only)

If you’re a Windows user, the main thing you’ll notice once you install the KlipDraw 4.0 is that the interface has been completely overhauled. Although the workflows remain more or less similar, there have been some major improvements to both the aesthetics and organisational aspects of the program.


In terms of aesthetics, KlipDraw Basic and Animate are now on a par with KlipDraw Motion. We say a fond farewell to the old grey colour scheme and bring in a darker, sleeker new design. Starting from today, all KlipDraw programs will share this common colour scheme. 



The Palette of Drawing Tools: On the Left

All drawing tools are now located in the left side column. Also, tools of a similar ilk are grouped together under the same icons. These tool groups are indicated by a small arrow at the bottom of the icon.


You can, for example, reveal all the different styles of spotlight available to you by either holding down the mouse button or by right clicking on the spotlight icon  The chosen option will then be set as the default icon for that group.  



Drawing Properties: On the Right

The right column now contains the options for changing the properties of the drawing that has been placed on the frame. You can change the width and style of lines, change their colour, or edit their paths.


Editing Tools: At the Top

Common editing functions are now found at the Window. These include: select, rotate, undo and redo, copy, paste, delete and delete all. 


The Animation Timeline: New to Animate

The animation timeline (formerly known as the animation script) is the biggest change in the redesign of KlipDraw Animate. 


It disappears from the left column and, in 4.0, is below the video player.



This new timeline is much more intuitive as it changes from a system where you have to manually input intro and exit times to a timeline which is much more visual, allowing you to expand or contract the duration of the animation by simply dragging the edit points in each tool’s timeline.


In Basic, where you work within a static frame, this timeline does not exist.


More Klips in Every Program (Windows and MacOS)

Until now, there were strict limits on the number of Klips that could be created with KlipDraw. KlipDraw Basic was limited to one Klip per project, while Animate and Motion (Windows only) were limited to 10 Klips.


With this new update, all that changes. As of today, KlipDraw Basic goes from one Klip to ten and Animate and Motion allow an unlimited number of Klips.


How to Install KlipDraw 4.0

To update your license to the new version, simply follow these steps:


For Windows:

  1. Copy and save your license number. Where can I find my license number? Here.
  2. Uninstall KlipDraw 
  3. Download 4.0 from our website
  4. Activate your license in the new program.

For MacOS

  1. Open KlipDraw
  2. Go to "Help" then "Check for Updates". 


This process is quite simple, however, if you have any issues with your antivirus when reinstalling KlipDraw, we recommend reading this article.


Also, check out the Support Section of our website if you encounter any other difficulties.


So, we hope you enjoy this brand new version of KlipDraw. If you have any questions about this update or anything else related to KlipDraw, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.


Thanks for reading.

Written By

Duncan Ritchie

KlipDraw Communications

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