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Type of Program: MultiMedia / Graphics
Supported Platforms: Win9x/NT
Version: 1.22
Company Name: Luck Monkey Designs
Price: $29.95
Installed Size: 2meg


If you are the animateniac type and want an easier way to make animations for your programs and Web pages then maybe you need to take a look at KoolMoves. KoolMoves lets you author web animation creations for the Web and author software that creates Shockwave FlashT movies. You can also create frames for animated gifs if you so need them. It has some pretty nice drawing tools including text as well as the ability to import vector clipart, bitmaps, and sounds.

Here's how you work within KoolMoves: Just put together something such as a cartoon strip. Each frame can contain text, shapes, and sounds. If you're working with character animation, one frame could have the characters in one pose and the next frame in another pose. Since this program is developed by a 'cartoonist' you will soon see just how easy it can be to make movies, cartoon strips, animated gifs and more!

There is a host of drawing tools in KoolMoves: freehand, primitive shapes (ellipse, circle, rectangle and square), and shapes/lines drawn point by point so you'll always have the right tool for the job. Need to do some morphing? KoolMoves automatically morphs drawings in between each of your drawings to create smooth animated motion between the characters.

Here are a few more highlights you have inside KoolMoves: Vector manipulation Many type of drawing tools Rotate and scale any object or text to any degree Select and move one frame or all frames Bitmap manipulation with coloring Gradient fill - this has many, very nice actions so be sure to check this option out! Change the Properties of any objects on the fly Create Shockwave FlashT files Much more

For the ease of use, what you can do, and the price, KoolMoves deserves a look so stop by their site, download the program and give it a try. At first you may look at it and say; "Hmm, doesn't look like much." (That's because it has an easy-to-use-interface) But then start to explore its' many features and you'll soon see all the possibilities and especially for creating those Shockwave FlashT files.

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Reviewed by Robert Hall

Purchases can be made by visiting their Web site.

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