Thu, 22 Nov 2012 Aquafadas MotionComposer 1.5 review
Code-free tool for creating Web animations in Flash and HTML5
- Manufacturer: AquaFadas
- Pros: Intuitive, coding-free workflow, good automation, HTML 5 support, context-sensitive effects, image instancing cuts down file sizes, animation easing tools and presets
- Cons: Currently expensive compared to majority of simple Web animation tools; no audio support; limited font support; no font styles; HTML5 export intended for iOS device only
- Price: £131; Educational Licence - £107
- Star rating:
MotionComposer is tool for creating Flash or HTML 5 animation via a mainly graphical-driven interface. This consists of a main working area- the Main Edition View- for assembling elements (components) of the animation, including text, images and rectangular shapes, and an Inspector panel for editing their properties. An image manager tracks how many instances of an imported image are used in the document and can also be used to automatically replace or apply a non-destructive crop to any of the assets. Animation is powered by a graphical timeline - the Slide List- where each slide is a stage in the animation.
Individual ‘states’ that make up the slide can be added by clicking a plus icon in the Slide List, and then components can be added to each within the Main Edition View. You can move, resize or adjust the properties of the components on states and the application will subsequently animate the changes automatically.
Flash is the default output, though HTML 5 output is included for compatibility with webkit browsers on iPhone and iPads. An option to export the animation as a Widget for embedding in iBooks has also been added in this version. You can preview the animation in HTML5, and in a browser once published, using dedicated buttons on the interface.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012Reviewed by: julie@aquafadas
Duration of ownership: 1 years
Strengths: As a member of the Aquafadas team, I can say it will be possible to integrate sound (the release is in a few weeks), font-styles for 2013 and HTML5 export is available on all browsers.
Weaknesses: A few improvements are in process
Overall Evaluation: MotionComposer is a good software, intuitive and easy to use. http://www.aquafadas.com/en/mail/?nid=3047040193 We have lots of improvements in process for one of Aquafadas favorite tool, We also are celebrating BlackFriday and today is the last day to get MotionComposer half the price... To be continued...!