Effortless banners and ads
For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Build professional banners, advertisements and other commercial animations in minutes, with an impressively short learning curve. Animation Workshop handles the elements of its animations as objects, eliminating the need to understand how animation files are structured.
Animation Workshop will assemble your animations from still images, text and other animations. It brings an inexhaustible library of graphic effects to the table. It maintains its text as editable text objects, rather than graphics — the text content of your animations will be editable after they're created.
Export Animation Workshop's animations to GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV and SWF (Macromedia Flash™).
Whether you need really quick web page banner advertisements, eye-catching graphics for a PowerPoint™ presentation, video titles that are hard to ignore or animations for Presentation Wizard or Screen Saver Construction Set documents, Animation Workshop will make it happen in minutes, and make it look like you have a complete graphic design house on speed-dial.
This software is available for electronic delivery and on DVD-ROM. We invite you to download an evaluation copy and try it out.
Animation Workshop's Features Include:
- Build animations quickly from your source still images, text and other animations.
- Import JPG, PCX, GIF, BMP, TGA and PNG still images.
- Import AVI, GIF, MOV and MNG animations and digital video.
- Create text with any TrueType font on your system.
- Export to GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV, SWF (Macromedia Flash™).
- Export animations to SWF (Macromedia Flash™) with sound.
- Edit the text elements of your animations after they're created.
- Fill text and backgrounds with solid colors, gradients, fractal textures and tile matrices.
- Supercompress your web page animations for the minimum possible file size.
- Learn Animation Workshop in an hour with the engaging tutorial installed with this software.
IMPORTANT: Animation Workshop requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.
You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. Downloadable installers can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of Alchemy Mindworks' applications.
Important: You might see a warning during download or installation of these installers concerning possible "malicious code." These messages are generated by Windows if you attempt to download and install most non-Microsoft software. They can be safely ignored.
Norton Antivirus: If you're running Norton Antivirus, please read the WS.Reputation notice before you download an installer from this page.
Internet Explorer and Edge: If you're using Internet Explorer or Edge as your web browser, please read the Smart Screen notice before you download an installer from this page.
Downloading: Note that you'll probably need to actually click on one of the following DOWNLOAD buttons to download an installer, rather than copying and pasting its link, or using it with a third-party download manager.
The last DOWNLOAD button — DOWNLOAD 2 or DOWNLOAD 3, depending on where you're located — points to our server in Great Britain. If you're outside North America — or if you're encountering issues downloading from our primary servers — please try the one in the UK.
If you encounter a problem downloading one of our installers, we're here to help — please contact us and let us know what happened.
Installing: Be sure you're logged into your system as a normal user, not as Administrator, when you install and subsequently run this software.
Click on one of the following links to download Animation Workshop 9.0a revision 1. This file is 24,990,208 bytes in length.
Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.
As of this writing, if you have previously registered or upgraded to Animation Workshop 8, we invite you to upgrade to Animation Workshop 9 for half price. We are able to provide some limited support for the version 8 software, but it's becoming increasingly vulnerable to changes in Windows and some third-party security products.
If you have previously registered Animation Workshop 8 and you need to download the final release to reinstall your software, please contact us for a download link. Be sure to include your Animation Workshop 8 registration name and key.
Animation Workshop 4, 5, 6 and 7 have reached their ends-of-life, and they have been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement installers for these products. We are able to provide replacement registration keys and limited support for Animation Workshop 7. We recommend that you register Animation Workshop 9.
Animation Workshop 2 has reached its end-of-life, and it has been removed from distribution. We no longer have replacement registration keys or installers for this product, and support for it has ended. We recommend that you register Animation Workshop 9.
Animation Workshop™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.
The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons. The still portion of the animation at the top of this page is used under license from Shutterstock.