What’s New

Version 1.44.09

Adjust user interface;
Fix bugs;

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

DanHohlfeld01 ,

Feature Request

Very Good and easy to use program. I have a Request to be able to type text on every side of a node. For Example, If I have a cube shape. I should be able to put different text on all sides of that shape, kinda like a news bug thing that spins. Also I should be able to put different Image files on all sides of the shape too.

AnotherAppleFanBoi ,

Lots of capability, clumbsy user interface

This is very much, to the point, a powerful animation package that allows the user to mix 2D and 3D objects (or nodes as Aurora calls it) together. For that reason alone, I do not regret the purchase. I only wish I would have found this application earlier. I have noticed no stability problems during an 8 hour working session. Good luck trying to find any other 3D animator that does not take a century to use for day-to-day tasks. It also takes in both flat images (bitmap or vector) and 3D objects, as well as allowing use of built in primatives and text, which is a major plus. You can group nodes together easily. It renders high quality HD video if you want it to, and its reasonably fast.

Saying it’s just a 3D titler is really selling it short. I used this application to create moving 2D desktop user interface mockups, complex titles, etc. I can even import 3D objects off thiniverse!

The application’s biggest weakness is the clumbsy user interface. It is hard to know exactly what properties take effect and when without experimentation. For example, a property just called “Alpha” applies to the node globally, where “Node Alpha” is keyframe specfic. The automatic keyframe feature, while on the surface a good idea, can really drive a novice crazy when it creates a keyframe every time you shift around a node. The properties tabs do not make much sense and it is hard to really know what does what. The manual is a little bit more help, but it mainly contains a list of icon pictures and a short text description.

My biggest complaint is that it is also very difficult to select and drag a node without the application thinking you want to move the node behind it or accidently spinning or resizing the node. There is a couple pixel sweet spot and I still haven’t figured out this one.

MusiCriticalOne ,

The update is great!!! Get it!!!

The update gives you a trasparent background meaning you can use your animations over your own video. JUST GET IT!!! It's worth it!!! It's also great for making "video opens" over still pictures, color or black backgrounds. This tool makes so many difficult effects extremely easy and fast!!! Works well with adobe premiere pro cs6

Old review before they added transparent background:
First you'll need to understand this is a title maker or a "video open maker." You will not be able to put these titles over video, but rather use the titles to introduce video or break it up. With that said, it's a great way to amp up the look of videos, giving them a very professional polished feel. It separates your video from others. With the animation, the titles can actually be a stand-alone video. I DO NOT regret my purchase.


Bruce Song
45.6 MB

OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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