Create perfect title art animations for your YouTube videos, iMovie or Final Cut projects, showcase videos and even TV broadcasts. Animationist brings everything you need for professional intro and title art animations. Animationist comes with many presets, samples and tutorials and an easy to use yet flexible user interface.

Animationist offers an easy to use sequencer displaying all keyframes of all properties in your canvas. All properties are grouped by layer in order navigate without getting lost in even large projects.

Every change is being displayed in realtime and even playback of your movie is rendered instantly. Animationist can adjust the quality to accomplish a live preview without having to wait until rendering is done.

Built on the same foundation as Logoist, Animationist comes with a great variety of different filters, shaders and borders. All these effects can be completely animated using keyframes. Assign as many effects as you like, for example inner and outer shadow, glow, blur or borders to layers. Create presets from your effect configuration to easily apply them to other layers. Combine effects with shaders in any way you like.

Export Options
Export your movies with a single click using many different codecs. Animationist can compress your movie to save space or export it with a lossless video codec in order to use it in Final Cut or iMovie without degrading quality.

Animationist brings many sample documents and tutorials for you to use and learn from. Even video tutorials are included offering step by step guides on how to get the most out of Animationist.

Nearly every property of every layer or effect in Animationist can be animated using keyframes. Animate the light source of the shaded material filter to create stunning effects, even animate kerning and other font properties with ease!

Animation Presets
Animationist comes with many animation presets, ranging from simple order out animations to complex animated effects. Presets are easily accessible from a preset browser below the canvas.

Distort Text and Clipart with animatable path distorters. Every property of the distorter is fully animatable. For example, apply a fish-eye distorter to text and animate the strength over time using keyframes.

What's New

Version 1.1.4

- Compatibility with El Capitan

Ratings and Reviews

Works Just As Described

Oahu Kamaaina

I've been using this app solid for 3 hours and no hiccups at all. I watched the first tutorial video then jumped in with a blank screen. I have used their CleanApp for years and it's also robust, that's largely why I bought this. You can try it in demo mode if you download it from their website. I'm running OSX 10.8.3 and it's solid. It's powerful enough for me yet easy to learn.

Note: Use a black background and overlay this movie in Screen or Lighten (try your own mode) and it /will/ make nice overlay titles for your videos. Or just use a solid background and don't try to overlay your videos, it's just a title.

Not worth the money

Napping bear

Go to their website and download the freeware version before you spend the money. This is a half price intro offer for something that will run the same cost as Motion and is FAR LESS useable.

While this is an easy to use package, it is extremely limited, especially in the fact that you cannot import video into it, nor can you export from it in a format that can be used to overlay video in FCPX. This means that you are essentially limited to working with still images, with no way to combine that with video.

In my opinion, you would be FAR better off to buy Motion and learn to use it than paying even half price for this package. Realistically, this is nothing more than a $3.99 toy priced at a premium.

Animationist is very creative.


I have always admired software engineering from Germany. Animationist proves how creative the folks at Synium software are. Animationist is perfect for beautiful titling for any kind of video project, from Keynote to Final Cut Pro. In other words, it is great for consumer programs as well as professional video layout programs. It is quick, and delivers. If you are on a budget, this is the program you can afford. Disclaimer: I am not part of the Synium engineering team. I am just a budget minded creative who appreciates good engineering.


Synium Software GmbH
87.2 MB
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Synium Software GmbH


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