Muvizu0.20b Build 2012.05.10.01R
Animation clips are more and more abundant, their plot covering nearly any domain of activity. With the help of specialized applications such as Muvizu, you are able to create your own animation video from scratch, with various scenes, characters and effects.
Select a scene and populate it with characters and objects
Running the application unveils a user interface that takes you by surprise. The design seems to target a younger public, but don't be fooled, this is only to let you quickly accommodate and understand it.
You are given a large amount of content to experiment with, ranging from pictures and effects, to objects and characters. One of the first steps is choosing a scene. Several preset environments can be selected, all equipped with 3D objects and a camera with a picture-in-picture view constantly available on your workspace.
Most of the main window is taken up by the preview section, with only an upper toolbar and helpful instructions brought up by default. You are free to start adding objects and characters to create an animation that tells your story.
Each element imported can be fully customized, from color and size, to specific model details, such as body part animation for characters, or brightness and intensity for light sources.
Start animating the virtual world
There is a whole menu dedicated to options with the help of which you prepare the scene. Depending on the selected object or character, you can add several preset animations. Characters feature the richest content, with body parts movement options as well as expressions or lipsync.
Creating an animation is cleverly simple. Once you hit the “Play” button on the timeline editor, you select the desired animation or move parts around and they get updated in real time. You can preview the work and carefully adjust each element from the timeline editor for precise synchronization.
To sum it up, Muvizu is a neat application that lets you create entertaining bits of animations, regardless of your age. The interface gets you up and running in a jiffy, while helpful instructions make sure you don't feel lost during the creation process. All you need to do is unleash your imagination, because the application takes care of the rest.