Flipnote Studio 3D


Nintendo 3DS download software


Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date


English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Download size

76 blocks

My Nintendo

Flipnote Studio 3D is an exclusive free download for members of My Nintendo to celebrate the launch of the service.

In order to become a My Nintendo member and download Flipnote Studio 3D, you first need to create a Nintendo Account at https://accounts.nintendo.com. You have to do this either by signing in there with the Nintendo Network ID you use on your Nintendo 3DS family system, or by linking that Nintendo Network ID in your Nintendo Account settings after the registration.

If you're signed in with your Nintendo Account while visiting this gamepage, you'll be able to select the option to download Flipnote Studio 3D to your Nintendo 3DS family system.

This offer is valid only until 30 April 2016, after which the software will become unavailable for download. You must be 13 years of age or older in order to register a Nintendo Account.

What is Flipnote Studio 3D?

Flipnote Studio 3D is a drawing application that allows you to create your very own animated masterpieces. Whether you want to scribble quick notes or draw sketches, you’ll never run out of pages with Flipnote Studio 3D. There are a whole host of tools that will let you bring your creations to life and create high-quality animations.

When you've created something you're proud of, it's easy to show it off to friends, family and the world. Showcase your creations in 3D with other Flipnote Studio 3D users via local wireless connection. You can also save your creations to an SD card in common formats, then upload and share them via social media.

Flipnote Studio 3D Features


Bring your images to life!

Your canvas is divided into three layers which lets you draw different images and overlay them. By using one layer for the background and then overlaying people or other images, you can bring a striking sense of depth to your creations.


Adjust the depth of the 3D image by simply sliding your stylus on the Touch Screen.


Use six colourful pens to create Flipnotes that are all your own!

In addition to the black, white, red and blue colours you could use in the original Flipnote Studio, you can now paint in yellow and green, giving you a broader palette to fully express yourself.

Create Flipnotes

You can draw as many images as you like, varying them slightly in each frame, so that when they are shown one after the other, they produce a great animated effect.

Draw lots of images and then flip through them!

Use all kinds of tools to express yourself

You can choose from a large number of useful tools to help you come up with creations that are entirely your own.

There are lots of other tools you can use too

  • Pen: Use the pen to draw. There are 16 different types of pen. You can also add words to your images.
  • Paint: Colour in your creations. There are 40 patterns to choose from.
  • Erase: Remove words or images from your creation. Eraser tools come in 8 different sizes.
  • Edit Area: Select an area to move, erase, change colour and more.
  • Copy-Paste: Copy the selected edit area and paste it somewhere else.
  • Outline: Trace the outlines of the selected edit area.
  • Colour Swap: Switch the colours in the selected edit area.
  • Set as ? Motif: Set the selected edit area as a motif that can then be replicated.
  • Adjust the brightness or resolution of a photo or make it look like a line drawing. You can also adjust a photo's colouring.
  • Record sounds with the mic and use them as special effects and music for your Flipnote creations.