Animation Pro 4+

Stephen Keen

    • 3.9 • 145 Ratings
    • $9.99

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Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style animations on your iPad. Animation Pro includes a long list of pro-level tools, such as automatic lip-synching, cloning (for automated shadows and reflections), motion-blur and camera depth-of-field to produce stunning studio quality animations.

WARNING: Animation Pro is an extremely large App that will require some effort to learn and master. All Animation Pro help files and video tutorials may be found at We encourage prospective buyers to review this material prior to purchase.


- Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style, stick-figure or stop-motion animations
- Add background images from your photo library or shoot them from within Animation Pro
- Add videos as background images for rotoscoping with Animation Pro’s drawing tools
- Add figures, images, text, audio and clones to your animations
- Manage all of your assets using the integrated File Manager
- Use a Shadow Wizard to quickly add shadows to your figures
- See instant previews
- Use onion-skins to see the difference between the previous and/or next frames
- Copy and paste backgrounds, figures, frames and camera settings
- Key figure, item and camera properties across multiple frames
- Access web tutorials and nearly 500 pages of in-depth help (included)


Animation Pro provides all of the tools that you’ll need to create complex posable figures from one or more items.

- Select from a library of pre-installed sample figures
- Create your own figures using the integrated Figure Editor
- Move, scale, flip and rotate figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of figures
- Blur, distort, shear, accent and highlight figures
- Add glows, outlines and motion-blur
- Stylise your figures with one of nine special effects e.g. Pixellate, Comic Book, Sparkle
- Substitute figures as you animate
- Use either forward or inverse kinematics with constraints


- Scale, flip and rotate the items within figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of items
- Bend items
- Substitute items
- Draw upon image items whilst you animate


In Animation Pro, figures can be cloned to produce shadows, reflections or even an entire army of figures that animate automatically as the parent figure is changed.

- Control which aspects of a parent figure are cloned
- Use a Shadow Wizard to create realistic looking shadows


- Select from a large library of included sound effects
- See audio as a wave-form on the film-strip
- Record your own audio
- Add audio to frames or figures
- Automatically pan audio as figures move
- Automatically animate/lip-synch the mouths on figures
- Create your own mouths using the integrated Mouth Creator


- Pan, zoom and rotate a virtual camera
- Simulate camera depth of field


Animation Pro can automatically generate intermediate frames (tweens), between those that you create, to produce super smooth animations.

- Take full control over which features are tweened from frame to frame
- Override tweens with user-tweens where necessary


- Export video (mov, m4v, mp4) with frame rates up to 60fps and resolutions up to 2538x1080 (Widescreen Cinema, 2.35:1)
- Export HEVC video (with or without an alpha channel) from supported devices
- Export image sequences (with or without transparency)
- Export 3D (anaglyph or side-by-side) video or images


Animation Pro allows the following items (that you create) to be exported or shared:

- videos
- projects
- figures
- images (and/or image projects)
- lip-synching mouths (and/or mouth projects)
- sounds

For more information and tutorials, please visit

What’s New

Version 2.5

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Animation Pro over the last 7+ years! Animation Pro version 2.5 now adds the following features:

- Figures now support the use of forward or inverse kinematics (or a mixture of both)

- Constraints may now be applied to the items within figures e.g. to prevent a character's limbs from being moved into unnatural positions

* For more information, please check out the 'Kinematics' tutorial on the website

- One figure may now be blended with another to produce some really cool effects

* For more information, please check out the 'Figure Blending' tutorial on the website

- By default, Animation Pro applies the shortest path when moving a figure's items through tweens (or during key operations). Version 2.5 now allows the direction of movement to be specified.

- It is now possible to drag and drop images from other (supporting) Apps onto the main animation screen or Animation Pro's figure editor

- And, of course, general bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

Luigis m. Lover ,

Figuring out the ropes and a few suggestions

Hello! So Far, I've been really liking this app a lot! Especially with me being in school for mostly Animation!

The one thing is that, I wish we just had a regular brush tool when making the figures. I want to make certain figures but I want them to look smooth and not choppy and block like. It's limiting to me. 2nd, for the images, I can't work with just 5 layers, and you can't add anymore as far as I know. It would be amazing if we could have more layers, and if possible, be able to export those layers into the figure maker and add rigs to them so you could have an animation using the layers! I would honestly be using this app for every project if that happened! But for now, I'm trying to figure out how I can make one of my drawings look as good on paper as it does here XD
I'm sorry if I sounded negative, it really is a amazing app, but I honestly think it could be improved upon tremendously

Nkdeddyfastfrets ,

Beyond excellent

I love this app. Just can’t say enough good things about it. Animation has always intrigued me. For nearly 3 decades I have been trying to get an animation program that I could learn quickly and express myself with. At first the computers were too weak, then things were too complicated, then everything was too expensive. Right NOW 8/18 with IOS 11 everything seems to have come together for me. The above issues are gone. Well you need to shell out for an iPad but that’s a no brainer since it gets used many many hours each day. Great fun actually being able to dream up an idea and then bring it to fruition. Animation still takes a lot of time but the results are beautiful, and there is a lot of feedback along the way. You can also combine AnimationPro with Pixomatic and for about 20 bucks you can have software that would cost 10 times that amount on a PC or Mac. Now is the time to start. The cost will go up as more people get hip to the deal. This is a Golden Age for IOS.

UnDterred ,

Should be a $25 app

Scrolling through the other reviews, it seems as though most of the negative stars are based on the app’s steep learn curve. Yes, there most definitely is one with Animation Pro... but that’s a good thing!!! That means that there are a lot of features in this app worth learning.
I’ve really only scratched the surface but from what I’ve seen, thus far, the app is extremely well put together and the UI is beautiful and clean. It seems very capable and very responsive. I’m truly surprised that this is only $10. If this app had been $25, I would still be very happy with my purchase. Maybe people complain because they expect less from a $10 purchase and feel overwhelmed.
Without these you will frustrate yourself. Don’t blame the developer if YOU don’t read the manual.
If you want something simple to play with while in line somewhere, this probably isn’t the app for you. If you want to have a feature rich app (with mobile limitations but still badas*) to add to your animation palette then I highly recommend this one.
One thing, not a complaint but an item on my wish list; I hope there is soon a way to lift the export resolution cap higher, despite mobile limitations. Maybe if one used less effects and exported shorter clips, maybe? Just so I can fuse Animation Pro in better with my RoughAnimator/Affinity Designer/Lumafusion workflow.
Thank you so much for such a great app!!!

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