Smoovie for Mac
The best way to get to know Smoovie for Mac is to see it in action. Watch our short video tutorials and see how easy it is to make great stop motion movies on you Mac!
What is Smoovie? - A Quick Tour
If you're new to Smoovie then watch this Quick Tour video to see how easy it is make a great stop motion movie.
The Library and Editor
Get familiar with the basic layout of Smoovie and learn about the Library and Editor.
Smoovie for iPad
As well as capturing live action from your iPad's camera, did you know that you can use images created in other apps in your animations? For example, you could include pictures from the Photos app, create titles with Keynote or turn sketches from your favourite drawing app into cartoons. Here are some examples to get you started…
Create a title with Keynote
Apple's own Keynote app is great for creating titles for your animations. You can even use a frame from your movie as part of the Keynote slide!
1. Create a new Presentation within Keynote and choose a suitable theme. Here we have chosen the Chalkboard theme and have entered the title for our smoovie in the first slide.
2. We went back to our smoovie and selected a frame to use in the title. We copied the frame from Smoovie...
3. …and pasted it onto the placeholder image in our Keynote slide.
4. Finally, we copied the finished slide from Keynote (just tap on the slide in Keynote's slide navigator to bring up the menu) and returned to our smoovie to paste the slide into our opening scene. Here’s a tip. Create a new scene within your smoovie and move your title frame into that. Then duplicate your title frame as many times as you like (we did it once) and slow the scene speed right down. That way you can control how long your title is displayed at the beginning of your smoovie.
Make a hand-drawn cartoon with your favourite drawing app
Here's an example of copying and pasting images from another app via the Camera Roll to create a hand-drawn cartoon. We used one of our favourite apps 'Paper' by FiftyThree, a wonderful app for creating beautiful hand drawn images to create the individual frames.
Before we start, let's have a look at the finished video:
1. To make this simple cartoon we drew a series of images of a running man using Paper by FiftyThree.
2. Each image was shared to the Camera Roll from Paper by Fifty Three.
3. The images were copied from the Camera Roll…
4. …and pasted in to our smoovie.