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MotionArtist Revolutionises Interactive Storytelling with Intuitive Animation


MotionArtist is the most complete and easy-to-use interactive animation tool ever built. Featuring powerful and intuitive animation to make comics and presentations come alive with motion and visual effects. Create and animate comic panels, customised text and word balloons, and even add complex effects.

This is the easiest method of adding amazing motion to dull and lifeless comics, and creating stunning visuals to share on Facebook, YouTube and on the Web. No need for a truckload of complicated apps, it is just one piece of seamless software to become a MotionArtist.

Even export your project to an interactive HTML 5 webpage.

Massive Workspace
Director’s view gives you a 10,000ft view of your entire project, while Panel View lets you adjust each element of your comic to the smallest detail. Organise, storyboard and animate your whole project from above!

Motion Assist™
Motion Assist is a new powerful, easy and intuitive way to animate. Just point, click and drag your object where you want it. Go back and adjust your animation on the fly. Motion Assist helps beginners create advanced visual effects instantly without any animation background and makes it easy to make complex animations for web or videos.

HTML5 Interactivity
Create fully interactive presentations of your comics and ideas. Link urls, videos, audios and images. Embed your project directly into a web page or add it to existing HTML content. Create custom interactive elements to click or tap. Playback your content on most smartphones and tablet browsers. Utilise everything advanced HMTL5 has to offer and create stunning visuals to display all over the web.

Word Balloons & Dynamic Text
Dynamic Text: Add and edit text at anytime using any font installed on your system. Use one of the comic fonts included within the application or just use Comic-Sans for everything.

Vector Word: Select from one of the 6 pre-created word balloon sets and edit the shape and style. Create a nice pointy tail, and then reposition it to meet your needs just by moving some sliders.

Presentation Mode
Automatically arrange images or pictures with an automatic camera to instantly create compelling slideshows and presentations. Gather multiple pictures and scatter throughout the art board for an easy to create slideshow of your favourite images. Add HTML5 interactivity for a complete, immersive presentation experience.

Automatically Arrange in 3D with Advanced Camera Options
Use the advanced camera to pan, zoom and track through motion and visual effects. Instantly bring your layered files to life with smooth “Parallax” effect. Just pan the camera over your work to give the project a 3D feel. Awesome for giving comic pages and images 3D motion in seconds.

Import & Export
You can combine images, sounds and movies in virtually any format to create motion comics and presentations. Elements can be imported directly into panels or as floating objects independent of panels. Add content to panels by importing or dropping it into the selected panel, and it will be automatically masked by the panels edges.

Adobe Photoshop – MotionArtist gives you complete control. Import layered Photoshop files with transparency and add motion to the layers independently of one another. Anime Studio – Import Anime Studio files with layering, animation, morph targets and more.

3D Snapshots – Take snapshots of 3D files for use in MotionArtist by opening Poser and OBJ files and positioning them in 2D space.

Video – Add high res video, even 1080p.

Audio – Add narration, sound effects or voice overs. Record audio directly into your project. MotionArtist supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and M4A formats.

Movie Export – Output video of unlimited lengths to formats including ntsc/pal d1/dv standard and widescreen; iphone, ipad and driod; hdv and hdtv 780p and 1080p; avi, mov and more.

HTML Export – Save out as HTML5 with interactive navigation and clickable objects.

Sharing: Share your movies to Facebook and YouTube from within the MotionArtist application.

Animation Background you can Trust
Smith Micro software gives you animation with a reputation you can trust. Active forums, amazing support and a history of professional animation software designed to propel the everyday artist.

System Requirements Back to the top
Platform Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks


Windows 7, 8; Internet Explorer 9; 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium or equivalent Processor minimum; 512 MB RAM minimum; 500 MB free hard disk space minimum; 16 bit colour display or above 1024x768 resolution (1280x800 recommended); Internet connection required to access Video Tutorials. Mac OS X; v10.6.8+; 1.5 GHz or above (Intel Processor); 512 MB RAM minimum; 500 MB free hard disk space minimum; 16 bit colour display or above 1024x768 resolution (1280x800 recommended); Internet connection required to access Video Tutorials


  • 1.5 GHz or above (Intel Processor)
  • 512 MB RAM minimum
  • 500 MB free hard disk space minimum
  • 16 bit color display or above 1024x768 resolution (1280x800 recomended)
  • Internet connection required to access Video Tutorials

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