Naomi Animation


All your frequently asked questions about Naomi.
Which iPads are supported?
Naomi is available on any iPad with iOS 14 and later.
Which iPad is best for Naomi? A few of our team members are using the iPad Air 4th gen (2020 w/ AI4 Bionic processor) and the iPad Pro (2021) w/ MI processor and LiDAR fir AR). We recommend the iPad Air wiMI processor.
Will there be an android version of Naomi?
For now, developing for iOS is our primary focus. Naomi is currently supported by iPads with iOS 14.0 and later. Plus, the AR functionalities on android are poor and still need improvements before we can develop.
Do I have to use Unity for rigging?
Yes, Unity is required for creating rigged models to use in the Naomi app.
Just follow these steps:
  1. 1.
    Create your rig in Unity*
  2. 2.
    Export via NaomiPublic package
  3. 3.
*Having problems with Unity? Please check that you’re using the recommended version, Unity 2021.2.18.
How do I import a custom model into Unity, prepare it for export, and then import it into Naomi?
Glad you asked. We have a video tutorial for you explaining how to Import 3D model to Naomi!
Are there any new features coming to Naomi?
Check out our Roadmap to see which features are currently in development. Thank you for your support and patience as our team works hard to bring them to you as soon as we can!
Can I import a model from another app?
Yes. Export your model as OBJ, then drag and drop it into Unity. Create a naomiasset. FBX/OBJ import is currently under development.
Is there a timeline limit for animations?
There is no limit but typically animations are done in 50-250 frames.
Can I animate frame-by-frame or pose-by-pose?
Both! However, animating pose-by-pose with linear interpolation is easier than frame-by-frame because the adjustment is harder with the # of keys.
Can I sculpt in Naomi?
Not at the moment. We recommend Nomad sculpt app for iPad.
Can I use a Maya rig in Naomi?
Yes! You can add skeleton/joints in Maya and then use the model in Naomi (export back to Maya via FBX - coming soon!)
Why isn’t Naomi isn't working on my iPad?
Check that you’re iPad is running on iOS 14 or later.
Try the following:
  • Uninstall the app and install the latest version.
  • Disable the internet connection before launching the app, then reenable the internet connection.
  • Check storage space (at least 200mb is required for top performance
Can I export video?
Yes, tapping the red record button in the app triggers full screen recording. The video will save to your photos library.
Do I need an iPad with LiDAR Scanner to use AR?
No, the AR experience on iOS is very impressive even without LiDAR. However, LiDAR does push the quality of Naomi even further.
Why can’t I import from Unity?
Please check that you’re using the correct version of Unity (2021.2.18).
How can I move, delete, copy paste keyframes?
Hold the middle button with one finger and use another finger to slide across the timeline. A keyframe selection rectangle will appear. Now, there are four options:
  1. 1.
    Tap the “trash” button to remove the selected keys.
  2. 2.
    Tap the 2nd “duplicate” icon. When the selected area turns green, it means the selected keys have been copied. Now, you’ll be able to move the copied keys.
  3. 3.
    Move the selected area without any additional button/icon. The existing keys will move.
  4. 4.
    Tap on another place along the timeline to cancel the selection box.