Animation Software Overview, Part I

Dorian Whitmore

Looking for inexpensive animation software? There are dozens of great titles on the internet. Here are the ones you should take a look at.

SWFText (Ants Soft)

SWF Text is an author tool of Flash text animation. It embraces 150+ text effects and 20+ background effects, and users may also customize all the properties of a Flash, including font, text color, and layout, etc. With SW FText, a user without any experience of Flash development can easily create a Flash banner or an introductory page within a few minutes. And all you need do is to input text, select font and animation effects. While a veteran Flash designer may use SWF Text for text animation in a project, which sure greatly saves your time and effort.

FantaMorph (Abrosoft)

Abrosoft FantaMorph is powerful and easy-to-use morphing software for the creation of fantastic image morphing pictures and sophisticated animation effects. FantaMorph empowers users with the tools to add unique and exciting visual effects to screen savers, web graphics, music videos, advertisements, movies, educational software, presentations, email, greeting cards, and various other electronic documents. You won’t be disappointed with the professional quality of your FantaMorph projects.

And yes it’s also a valuable and sophisticated toy for personal entertainment. You can do everything a professional animation director does to create amazing images and animations. FantaMorph supports most image formats including BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, TGA, PCX, and even professinal 32bit with alpha formats.

CoffeeCup GIF Animator (CoffeeCup Software)

CoffeeCup GIF Animator allows you to create or edit Animated GIFs for your Web pages. Just open the software and it guides you through making great Animated GIFs in just a few simple steps. It’s so easy… anyone can do it. CoffeeCup GIF Animator can also convert JPEG and BMP graphics to GIFs automatically, as well as import AVI files. You can save your animations as Flash too. There is also a floating Preview Window so you can see your Animation and Edit at the same time! GIF Animator makes it easy to create professional GIF Animations, and even Export them to Flash SWF format… and the HTML code is generated automatically for easy insertion into any Web page.

CrazyTalk (Reallusion)

Now, without the use of any additional video hardware or software, CrazyTalk enables users to easily and quickly generate professional-grade output. Images are brought to life by displaying emotions and lip-synching with recordings of your own voice, imported audio files or text messages. Send your animated images as talking electronic greeting cards, as a talking messenger in e-mail or an EXE file attachment.

More Information:

http://www.deprice.com/swftext.htm

http://www.deprice.com/abrosoftfantamorph.htm

http://www.deprice.com/coffeecupgifanimator.htm

http://www.deprice.com/crazytalkhome.htm

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