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Animation Pro

Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style animations on your iPad

Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style animations on your iPad

Animation Pro

by Stephen Keen
Animation Pro
Animation Pro

What is it about?

Animation Pro is an all-inclusive animation tool for iPad. You can create complex figures with built-in options along with scaling, blurring, distorting, and highlighting. Use the Shadow Wizard for realistic shadows, include audio with a variety of possibilities, share, export, and create something amazing.

Why we love it

If you are in the market for an iPad animation app with tons of features and options, Animation Pro is it.

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App Details

Photo & Video
Last updated
November 12, 2023
Release date
July 4, 2016
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App Store Description

Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style animations on your iPad. Animation Pro includes a long list of pro-level tools, such as automatic lip-synching, cloning (for automated shadows and reflections), motion-blur and camera depth-of-field to produce stunning studio quality animations.

WARNING: Animation Pro is an extremely large App that will require some effort to learn and master. All Animation Pro help files and video tutorials may be found at We encourage prospective buyers to review this material prior to purchase.


- Produce professional frame-by-frame cut-out-style, stick-figure or stop-motion animations
- Add background images from your photo library or shoot them from within Animation Pro
- Add videos as background images for rotoscoping with Animation Pro’s drawing tools
- Add figures, images, text, audio and clones to your animations
- Manage all of your assets using the integrated File Manager
- Use a Shadow Wizard to quickly add shadows to your figures
- See instant previews
- Use onion-skins to see the difference between the previous and/or next frames
- Copy and paste backgrounds, figures, frames and camera settings
- Key figure, item and camera properties across multiple frames
- Access web tutorials and nearly 500 pages of in-depth help (included)


Animation Pro provides all of the tools that you’ll need to create complex posable figures from one or more items.

- Select from a library of pre-installed sample figures
- Create your own figures using the integrated Figure Editor
- Move, scale, flip and rotate figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of figures
- Blur, distort, shear, accent and highlight figures
- Add glows, outlines and motion-blur
- Stylise your figures with one of nine special effects e.g. Pixellate, Comic Book, Sparkle
- Substitute figures as you animate


- Scale, flip and rotate the items within figures
- Colour, tint and set the opacity of items
- Bend items
- Substitute items
- Draw upon image items whilst you animate


In Animation Pro, figures can be cloned to produce shadows, reflections or even an entire army of figures that animate automatically as the parent figure is changed.

- Control which aspects of a parent figure are cloned
- Use a Shadow Wizard to create realistic looking shadows


- Select from a large library of included sound effects
- See audio as a wave-form on the film-strip
- Record your own audio
- Add audio to frames or figures
- Automatically pan audio as figures move
- Automatically animate/lip-synch the mouths on figures
- Create your own mouths using the integrated Mouth Creator


- Pan, zoom and rotate a virtual camera
- Simulate camera depth of field


Animation Pro can automatically generate intermediate frames (tweens), between those that you create, to produce super smooth animations.

- Take full control over which features are tweened from frame to frame
- Override tweens with user-tweens where necessary


- Export video (mov, m4v, mp4) with frame rates up to 60fps and resolutions up to 2538x1080 (Widescreen Cinema, 2.35:1)
- Export HEVC video (with or without an alpha channel) from supported devices
- Export image sequences (with or without transparency)
- Export 3D (anaglyph or side-by-side) video or images


Animation Pro allows the following items (that you create) to be exported or shared:

- videos
- projects
- figures
- images (and/or image projects)
- lip-synching mouths (and/or mouth projects)
- sounds

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