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Type of Program: Animation Editor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/NT
Company Name: Lucky Monkey Designs
Version: 1.67
Price: $29.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 1.29 MB


KoolMoves is a graphics program which produces Shockwave Flash movies, as well as animated gif files.

The graphics tools inside KoolMoves allow you to create drawings for specific points within your animation. KoolMoves automatically creates the "in-between" movements, greatly accelerating the animation process. Changing poses and text, stretching and bending character's arms, legs, and expressions are all accomplished with the graphics tools. You can also use pencil and paper drawings, scanning your sketches into the software. Vector- and raster-based clip art and sound files can be imported into KoolMoves.

The help file is extensive, covering everything from installation of the software to exporting Flash movies to the world-wide web. Also available are online tutorials covering such subjects as drawing, interactivity, creation of a 3D sphere, spinning wheels, general animation, javascript in GetURL action, and using cascading style sheets (CSS) to include animated backgrounds.

The shareware version is save-disabled and places watermarks on any Flash movies which are exported. If you purchase KoolMoves, all upgrades through July 2001 are free.

KoolMoves seems easy enough for a novice to use, but full-featured enough for a professional web designer. I would recommend giving KoolMoves a try!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

You can purchase KoolMoves online by credit-card using three different online purchase systems (DigiBuy, SWREG, or Animation Online). Further information is available on the software's website.

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