Professional stop motion animation

made simple … for Mac

Professional stop motion animation made simple

for Mac

Available to purchase on the Mac App Store

Smoovie for Mac is the professional choice for 

stop motion animation and time lapse movies on your Mac. 


Stop motion animation is the process of capturing action frame by frame and then running the frames together to make a movie.  Think of those well-loved characters Wallace and Gromit.  Stop motion animation filled them with life and personality and you can do it too with Smoovie.  Just add imagination!


Smoovie for Mac has everything you need to capture, edit and share your masterpieces.   And the addition of live effects, including green screen, means that you can create something really special. 


And the complementary app, SmoovieCam,  will turn multiple iOS devices into remote cameras for Smoovie for Mac, so you can capture the action from every angle.

Capture with Live Effects


Whatever you're animating you'll have a blast capturing the action with Smoovie.  Use your Mac's built in iSight, or plug in a compatible camera and see the live feed in Smoovie.  And that's just the beginning! Smoovie includes 18 stunning live effects for the ultimate in creative movie making!


The onion skinning feature 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.



Tell a better story by arranging your smoovie into scenes.  Vary the pace and mood by setting a different playback speed for each scene (from 1 to 30 frames per second) and, for finer editing, Smoovie's virtual filmstrip allows you to edit individual frames.


With a surprising amount of editing power and the intuitive layout of scenes and frames, Smoovie makes it easy for children to grasp the basics of making movies.

Watch and Share


Sit back and enjoy watching your animations in Smoovie’s fullscreen mode.  All you need to bring is the popcorn!


And when you're ready for your movie premiere, Smoovie for Mac lets you share directly to Vimeo,  iTunes or movie file so you can show off your creations to the world.  And if you’ve got Apple TV, Airplay Mirroring will bring them to the big screen!



Turn your iOS device into a remote camera for Smoovie for Mac with this complementary app.  


SmoovieCam wirelessly sends the camera feed from your iOS device to Smoovie.  And you can use multiple iOS devices to capture scenes from different angles!

Color Adjust


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!  Stop motion animation has never been so much fun!

Smoovie for Mac has many more effects including Comic Book, Invert (great for x-rays!), Marker Pen, Black and White, Sepia, Blur and Bloom.  


You'll find color controls for hue and exposure as well as adjustments for saturation, brightness and contrast.

Chroma Key

Live Effects


There are 18 stunning live effects built in to Smoovie for Mac.  They work in realtime on the live feed from your camera so you can see exactly what your effects will look like before you press capture.


And it gets better... you can customize each effect and make changes - subtle or otherwise - as you build your movie so that the effects themselves can be animated over time.


Key Features

Instant Playback

Making a stop motion animation should be fun.  You move your objects little by little, capturing each frame and, with growing anticipation, press 'play' and see everything magically come to life!


Smoovie instantly plays back what you've captured - without rendering.  Rendering interrupts your creativity and wastes your time.  We think you deserve better and we believe Smoovie is the fastest (and most fun) app for creating stop motion animations!

Onion Skinning

Onion skinning is possibly the most important feature of a stop motion animation app.  It helps the animator to perfect the tiny adjustments required between frames that create the illusion of smooth motion in the finished movie. 


It works by making the live video from the camera semi-transparent and superimposing it onto the previous frame, so it's easy to see how far objects need to be moved for the next shot.

Special Effects

Choose from 18 stunning effects including Chroma Key (green screen or blue screen), Toon and Color Splash. Effects are applied to the live camera feed so you can see exactly what you'll capture. 


You can customize each effect and make changes as you capture.  Go wild and chain effects together to build something never seen before!

Time Lapse

Speed up the world around you!  Just point your camera and let Smoovie automatically take photos at regular intervals to make amazing time lapse videos.

Filmstrip Editor - precision editing

Smoovie’s virtual filmstrip shows the frames in each scene.  The filmstrip gives a surprising amount of editing power, yet this simple concept enables children to easily grasp the basics of making movies.

Scenes Editor - tell a better story

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.


Mix it up!  You can add new scenes, cut unwanted scenes, capture new action into existing scenes and drag scenes around to change the running order - all with full undo support so you're safe to experiment!

Share the Magic

Once you've made a smoovie, you'll probably want to show it off to everyone!  Smoovie lets you publish directly to Vimeo so you can share your creations with the world.


You can also export your animations to iTunes and take them with you on your iPhone or iPad. And if you've got Apple TV, you can delight your friends and family by showing them your masterpieces on television with AirPlay Mirroring.

Fullscreen Playback

Once you’ve finished creating your masterpiece, sit back and enjoy it in Smoovie’s fullscreen mode.  

You can even watch it on your TV with Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring.  All you need to bring is the popcorn!

Export and Import

Now you can move your smoovies between Macs so you can work on them wherever you want to!

Make the Cut

You can cut, copy and paste individual frames or scenes - with full undo support of course!  Drag frames from one scene to another, copy frames from other smoovies and even roundtrip individual frames with other apps such as Keynote, Sketch and Pixelmator.

For even more editing power

Smoovie makes it easy to export your animations to be used as content for other apps.  Why not write your own soundtrack in GarageBand or add an opening crawl in iMovie or Final Cut Pro?


You can cut, copy and paste individual frames, all with full undo support.  Drag frames from one scene to another and even copy frames from other smoovies.

Add a little Music

The right piece of music can really help enhance the mood of your animation.  Just drag a track from your Music library into your masterpiece for an instant soundtrack.

Import Images

If you prefer to shoot the action away from your Mac with your digital camera, Smoovie lets you import from iPhoto or Aperture, or you can simply drag and drop image files straight into your smoovie!

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