Loved by families and educators around the world, Smoovie is the fast and fun way to make stop motion animations on the Mac. And now, Smoovie 2 doubles the fun with a sleek modern look, live effects, time-lapse recording and lots more!
"Make your very own stop motion animations in true Wallace and Gromit style. Best of all, the results are instant." - Macworld.
"Stop motion animation without the learning curve has arrived. Super simple and the Mac integration is great." - iCreate.
"Smoovie is both terrific fun and excellent value for money." - MacFormat.
"It took me less than twenty minutes to shoot, edit, score and complete my first stop-motion film made with Smoovie. There were no steep learning curves, no hours spent reading a manual, no pulling of the hair. It truly was a breeze." - AnimateClay.com.
CAPTURE WITH LIVE EFFECTS
Whatever you're animating, you'll have a blast capturing the action with Smoovie. Use SmoovieCam on your iOS device or plug in any compatible camera, and Smoovie shows you what the camera sees. Onion skinning overlays the current live feed from the camera with the last image you captured so you can quickly compare positions between the two, helping to get each shot just right.
But that's just the beginning - Smoovie includes 18 stunning live effects including Chroma Key (for green and blue screen), Toon, Color Splash and so much more. Live effects work in realtime on the feed from your camera so you can see exactly what you'll capture. You can customize each effect and make changes - subtle, or otherwise - as you build your movie, so that effects themselves can be animated too!
But the creative power of Smoovie's live effects doesn't stop there! You can chain effects together to build your own, wildly amazing, never-been-seen-before special effects!
SIMPLE, POWERFUL EDITING
Making a stop motion animation should be fun. You move your objects little by little, capturing each frame and, with growing anticipation, you press 'play' to see everything magically come to life. Smoovie instantly plays back what you've captured without pausing to render. Then you can capture more frames or jump in and edit what you've got so far.
Smoovie's unique editor lets you arrange your content in scenes. Each scene has an independently adjustable playback speed (from 1 to 30 frames per second) allowing you to vary the pace and mood of your animation. You can add new scenes, cut unwanted scenes, reverse scenes, capture new frames into existing scenes and drag scenes around to change the running order - all with full undo support so you're safe to experiment!
If you need a little more control, Smoovie’s virtual filmstrip shows you all the individual frames in each scene. The filmstrip gives a surprising amount of editing power, yet this simple concept helps children quickly grasp the basics of making movies.
Smoovie plays well with the other creative apps on your Mac. You can copy and paste frames between Smoovie and your favourite image editor, drop in a music track from iTunes or export your animation as a movie file for editing in iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
WATCH & SHARE
Sit back and enjoy watching your animations in Smoovie’s virtual movie theatre - they'll look especially good in fullscreen mode. All you need to bring is the popcorn!
And when you're ready for the world premiere, Smoovie lets you share directly to Vimeo, YouTube and your iTunes library so you can show off your creations to the world. Or choose to export as an HD movie or ProRes movie.
* A streamlined new UI for macOS.
* Requires macOS 10.14 or later. Older versions are no longer supported.
Ratings and Reviews
Not impressed. The so called tutorials are basically just videos which run too fast to understand what is being done and there is no verbal explanation. I have yet to work out how to capture a frame without getting my hand/arm in it as well. I have seen and used much simpler and less expensive apps than this that have a lot more features. And the price - certainly not worth what I paid for it!
I remember years ago having a go at stop motion animation with an old cine camera and some clay. When I saw this I thought I’d now be able to let my kids have a go. Smoovie is very easy to use and loads of fun. We were up and running in a minute and the results were really good. It gets their imagination and creativity going.
I’d recommend this for the fun you'll have at a good price.
Not bad, but could do more for the price
For the price tag the developers should at least populate the help system, so that the user isn't faced with "the selected topic is currently available".
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.