Mac Animation

Mac animation software reviews

If you are like me and want something simple to use for Mac animation, quick results and at an affordable price (often at huge discounts) then you are certain to find something on my review pages to suit your requirements.

… creativity is as important as having the right tools to do the job. If you have both then you could be onto a winner!

My top recommendations are as follows

Bargain software – Under $50 for a limited period

Illusion Mage

For the current price of $47 (a huge reduction and this is only for a temporary time so you should consider this deal seriously while it lasts) it’s hard to ignore this software as being an absolute bargain. You get loads of tutorials and support info which you just cannot get with free and less stable animation software. For the price, this is the best animation software for Mac. A full review can be seen at the website at the end of this article.

$50 – $100

Anime Studio Pro

As with any powerful software program, there is a learning curve here. However, take some time with this 3d animation software and you can produce animations that are extremely impressive. This is a good piece of software but you will need to be a bit patient in order to get the best out of it. One of the good features is the ability to make 3D objects from 2D vector layers. There are lots more really good little features that make it a pretty nice bit of software.

Poser 8

Poser is a serious bit of 3d software. But be warned, it is not for ‘dummies’. You need to patiently work your way through the manual. The chances are, if you have the patience to do so, you will create some incredible 3d animation. Poser certainly packs a powerful punch but don’t expect immediate results.

Poser 9 (currently big discounts)

The next version up of the great Poser series has included a huge range of fantastic additions and changes. Far too many to possibly include here but amongst one of the best is the rendering improvements. Motion blur quality, depth of field etc are all more advanced with this version.

$150 – $200

Manga Studio EX 4

Wow. Currently selling for almost half price this is a brilliant piece of software. In fact, I’d say that this is one of the best 3d animation products available at this price. Some of the best features include:

  • a professional colour set
  • additional word balloons
  • Additional 3D Objects and loads more

This is excellent 3d animation software if you can afford the price. If not, then maybe go with something like Illusion Mage, work your way up slowly with the learning and save for something like Manga Studio further down the line.

Above $200

Poser Pro 2012

This is also nearly half price at the time of writing! As the product description states, ‘Poser Pro 2012 is the fastest way for professional artists to create Poser content.’ Poser basically is for the higher end animators. More in the professional league. Having said that, if you’ve worked your way up learning with 3d animation software such as Illusion Mage then you will probably soon get into your flow with this superb piece of kit.

This really is a phenomenal piece of kit and really is up at the high end of the best 3d animation products for Mac list. It’s worth it though if you are into professional animation possibilities.

So if you are looking for the best Mac animation software then please do visit the website address below and grab yourself a great deal.

Source by Dominic C Ashdown


Professional Graphic Designer

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