MotionMonkey

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Quick Overview

The quickest and easiest way to animate your layered art. Great for all levels - from novice to expert. 

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"MotionMonkey is a thing of beauty. I am in awe." - Brian Maffitt

"It should be built in to the next version of AE" - Gary Bird / Motion Designer

"MotionMonkey...really blew me away" -  Carey Dissmore

"It's a really easy way to...come up with some really engaging animation" - Alicia van Heulen / Toolfarm

Digital Production Buzz Podcast: NAB 2014 (Excerpts)


Key features

    • Creates a wide range of animations of your layered design based on parameters entered into the control panel.
    • Random or custom settings create animated variations from mild to wild. 
    • Works with most layers including text, stills, video, pre-comps, solids, shapes, .ai, .psd, nulls and parented layers.
    • Motion Mixer option adds additional variation and complexity to animations.
    • Multiple interpolations, speeds and intensities allow for a wide range of moods, from subtle to energetic.
    • Kuler color palettes are easily imported.
    • Free: Includes MonkeyTools - an ongoing collection of utilities specifically written to enhance the functionality of the Monkey Suite. Includes: UnShy Selected Layers, UnShy Text/Image Layers, UnShy Control Layers, Reset View, Invert Locks, Unlock All, Lock All, Scene Maker, Remove Duplicate Markers (to clean up Premiere-generated marker layers, Lock Childern & Lock Parents  (You find MonkeyTools in the same place as your main Monkey download)

 

 

 

 

About Monkey Scripts:

 The Monkey Scripts are designed with both the novice and professional in mind. They can save hours, or even days of work by helping to automate the creation of motion graphics. In a world of shrinking budgets and tight deadlines, Monkey Scripts are an indispensable part of any designers toolkit.

Whats the difference between the Monkeys? 

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ShapeMonkey is a procedural shape layer animator.  Designed for easy experimentation and quick iterations.
 
CircusMonkey creates and animates type. It specializes in complex 3D text layouts using 7 different algorithms that can be adjusted via effects controls after the build.

TypeMonkey also specializes in animated type. It has a unique algorithm that simulates a “2D staircase” design that is popular in kinetic typography.

LayerMonkey uses the same layout algorithm as TypeMonkey, but it works with any type of layer - video, pre-comps, graphics, whatever. However, it won't generate text like CircusMonkey or TypeMonkey. Text has to be prepared manually in Illustrator, Photoshop. 

MotionMonkey is a whole other animal. It has a much more complex and versatile animation system then the others, but it doesn't create a layout, text or generate an animated camera like the others. It's ideal for layered artwork where the layout has already been designed.

MonkeyCam Pro Is a more powerful version of the camera thats included in most of the others. Its a standalone product but can also be used in conjuntion with any of the other monkeys.
 
MonkeyBars specializes in creating text box animations, the kind used in viral videos, info graphics, lower third supers, and subtitles. Great if you do high volume work.

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Demo

45 second Tutorial

Tutorial 1: The Basics

Tutorial 2: Preparing your Art in Illustrator

Tutorial 3: Parenting & Element 3D

After Effects CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5
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    TypeMonkey

    Automatically generates kinetic typography & camera, dynamically linked to markers w/o keyframes. The easiest way to create kinetic type!

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    MonkeyCam Pro

    A wild new procedural camera with 1-click set up & marker-based motion effects. Use alone or with other Monkey Tools!
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    ShapeMonkey

    Generate an endless variety of complex shape layer animations in seconds without keyframes. Simply slide markers to control timing. Works with text & vectors too!

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    Rubberize It!

    Turn your layers to Plastic, Rubber or Goop in seconds. Reacts naturally to motion without keyframes. Based on real physics!

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  • LayerMonkey

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    LayerMonkey

    Creates and animates unique layouts in seconds. Think TypeMonkey for layers!

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