MotionComposer animates in Flash and HTML5

Aquafadas has unveiled a new Mac application that lets developers more easily create website animations that can run simultaneously on both Flash-oriented desktop browsers and iOS devices that run HTML5.

MotionComposer, launched Wednesday, can be used to create animated slideshows and banners for both Flash and HTML5 formats in a single step. Users can create their animations within the program, which comes with a variety of text and video effects and features a user interface that Aquafadas says should feel intuitive to users of Microsoft’s PowerPoint and Apple’s Keynote presentation programs.

After the animation is complete, MotionComposer spits out a hybrid code to include on the website. Those sites will default to running the animation in Flash, but will fall back to HTML5 when the target browser and operating systems don't support the Adobe program—most notably on the iPhone and iPad. The developer says the graphics should be identical across platforms. (See this video for a demonstration.)

MotionComposer is compatible with Macs running OS X 10.6.8 or later. The program costs $149 and is available via Aquafadas’s website.

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