For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

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.


You can view a selection of example animations created by Animation Workshop.

There's a helpful comparison between Animation Workshop and GIF Construction Set Professional, should you be uncertain which animator will best suit your requirements.


  • Build animations quickly from your source still images, text and other animations.
  • Import JPG, PCX, GIF, BMP, TGA and PNG still images.
  • graphicImport 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.

Animation Workshop

Visit our advanced animation tutorial and learn how to Build Banner Ads that Rock!

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.


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Downloading and installation of this software: You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. The downloadable installer can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of this application.

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 users: Norton security products may generate spurious warnings about downloaded software installers, including some of ours. They appear as WS.Reputation alerts. Norton may delete incoming downloads when it generates this warning. WS.Reputation is not a virus — it's apparently an internal reputation ranking maintained by Symantec, which gets confused from time to time. Please see our support blog for more about it. In the event that you encounter this warning, we recommend that you disable Norton Antivirus to complete your download. It does not indicate the presence of a virus or malware in our installer.

If you're upgrading an earlier installation of this software, please see our discussion of version 4 upgrades before you begin. Doing so will save you no end of head-banging and typing.

The current Alchemy Mindworks installation CD-ROM ships with Animation Workshop 4.0a patch 16.

Click on one of the following links to download Animation Workshop 4.0a patch 20. This file is 20,687,872 bytes in length.


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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.

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Animation Workshop 2: Animation Workshop 2 has been superceded by the current version 4 release. Its installers have been removed from distribution. We recommend that you upgrade to Animation Workshop 4. Due to its increasing inability to get along with all the current releases of Windows, we are no longer able to provide replacement legacy installers for Animation Workshop 2 to registered users. Not to put too fine a point on it, Windows has devised more ways to crash it than proponents of global warming have math errors.

Thanks to everyone who has asked for a logo graphic for Animation Workshop. If you'd like a graphic link at your page for Animation Workshop, please download this banner.

(We ask that you not reference this graphic from the server, as the file name may change.)

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The HTML to add it to your page is:

<a href="">
<img border=0 vspace=20 hspace=20 src="animwork.gif"
alt="Animation Workshop by Alchemy Mindworks"></a>

Animation Workshop™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons.