Kinemac free download for Mac


27 February 2012

Create professional 2D and 3D animations.


Kinemac is a real-time, 3D animation and presentation program that allows you to create your own professional 3D animations with the simplicity of a 2D presentation tool.

View Gallery of 3D Animations

Just drag your images, text, movies, and songs onto the Kinemac stage to get them into your animation. Kinemac allows you to apply images and movies onto the ready-to-use objects like cubes, cylinders, spheres, tubes, pies, rectangles, disks... which you can easily animate by setting key frames. Also, it lets you quickly create 3D Text and 2D scrolling text (RTF and RTFD) with any kind of font, color, size, shadows, embedded images...

A powerful animation control system based on Bezier curves allows you to carefully control any aspect of the movement such as translations, rotations, resizing, fading, speed, acceleration, and deceleration of any object on the stage. The result is a smooth, professional animation which you can play in real-time/full-screen or export to a QuickTime movie file.

Kinemac uses the latest technologies like the OpenGL engine, QuickTime, and the Cocoa frameworks, making it the ideal application to create advertising for TV, trailers for movies, video-clips, instant scrolling messaging to put "on air" in real time, video content for CD, DVD, Web sites... Also it has been said to be "awesome" to illustrate concepts through 3D animations at conferences, schools, and universities. Kinemac is for OS X only.

Supports the following video cards (not only) with 128MB VRAM (or more):

  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
  • ATI Radeon X1900
  • ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
  • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition
  • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Special Edition
  • ATI Radeon 9700 Pro Mac Edition
  • ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac Edition
  • ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Power Mac G5 Edition
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (RV M11)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 (RV M100)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL (NV40)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GL DDL
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go5200 (NV34M)
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra (NV34)
  • NVIDIA GeForce2MX

What's new in Kinemac

Version 1.9.0:
  • The Kinemac application has a new menu item "File:Make Player" from which you can create your own custom standalone Player applications. That means that you can now distribute your Kinemac animations as a stand alone application, without the need to include the registered Kinemac application. The stand alone Player application can play one or several Kinemac animations chained together and doesn't require any authorization to run (no license) because it's free. To know more, please consult the Kinemac Player Web page.
  • Added the Playback buttons (play, stop, FFW, RW...) to the Stage window toolbar.
  • Improved the quality of the image when exporting to Movie or to Pictures. The antialias is well preserved even when exporting to small movies and pictures.
  • Improved the quality of the compression when exporting to Movie.
  • Improved the quality of the MotionBlur when exporting to Movie and Pictures. On the Export Dialog panel you can click on the Motion Blur "Edit..." button and customize the MotionBlur curve to get soft or sharp results, both on the earlier and the latest frames (blur-in and blur-out). You can preview the MotionBlur results while editing the curve.
  • The exported movie is now flattened. It can be quickly streamed from the web.
  • The Preferences panel has a new check-box "Save Metadata". So you can include/exclude your personal metadata when saving an animation.kmc file.
  • The window "Loading document" (when opening a kmc document file) has a new button "Abort Loading".
  • The window "Edit 2D Text" lets you now control its opacity.
  • The Texture Option panel now displays the original size of the selected texture image and the texture movie.
  • The Front, Back, Left, Right, Top and Bottom orthogonal views default "zoom" is now set to 1.0. To set the zoom value to 1.0 to your existing animations you can just click on the view and select the menu "Views:Reset View". When the zoom view is set to 1.0 you practically work with a 2D animation. The images imported get the same size as the original. To set the Front view you can quickly press the "f" key. To go back to the sprites view press "s". You can also switch the current view by the "Views" menu. You can zoom the Front view just rotating your wheel mouse or holding down the "2" key and dragging the mouse. Double click on the lower-left "view icon" (if visible) to reset the view to its default values.
  • To go to Full Screen press now Command-F as many other software for Mac. The old Command-* has been dismissed.
  • Addressed various issues for a better performance on OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Addressed various issues on the grouped Stage window (e.g. resizing the window keeps fixed the height of the Sprite view, renaming a sprite, changing to group/ungrouped windows keeps the right sprite view width,...).
  • Addressed various issues on the Inspector window.
  • If you change the Stage size on the Inspector:Stage panel, the sprite-cameras viewport size will change proportionally.
  • Fixed a bug at importing 3DS models.
  • Fixed a bug at grouping several sprites (sprites and folders).
  • Fixed a bug at displaying the viewport y origin on full screen mode.
  • Fixed a bug at displaying the background color on the color well of the Inspector:Stage panel.
  • Fixed a bug at displaying the Animation Duration Unit (Seconds or Ticks) on the Inspector:Stage panel.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting to a Movie with the H.264 codec.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting to a QT movie with odd size (width x height).
  • Fixed a bug with the Background color set to "None" and with the "View:Polygon WireFrame" menu item on.
  • Fixed a bug when going to the beginning of the animation (Command-Left Arrow ) while the animation is playing. Now all the media (songs and movie textures) with the "Do not restart when the animation loops" option set to Off, get properly reset to the beginning too. To set the option "Do not restart when the animation loops" to a sprite-song, select the sprite-song then press Command-E. To set the option "Do not restart when the animation loops" to a movie-texture, select the sprite containing the movie-texture, then press Command-5.
  • Fixed a a bug when selecting a texture well on the Texture Option panel.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

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How would you rate Kinemac app?

17 Reviews of Kinemac

05 February 2008
Version: 1.6

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SithLord, you can't blame the developer for not developing for such an old operating system. Most people now are either on Tiger or Leopard. If you're going to give him a 1 star review, don't just do it because he didn't develop it for your outdated system. Write a real review on the actual app, not how Panther can't run it, please.
07 July 2020
Version: 1.9.0
No longer works with Mac with Catalina installed, so until it is upgraded it is therefore useless for us using the latest Mac operating system!
08 October 2016
Version: 1.9.0
I got this at a special on here in June 2014.. I thought they were having a sale because they were going to update it.. but no, they just refiled their pockets ;0) Considering all MacOS Core changes since 2012.. would be nice seeing them adapt.. or breathe even?! The World did not come an end remember.
09 January 2016
Version: 1.9.0
There haven't been any updates since 2012 - are the developers of Kinemac still active with this product?
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05 April 2013
Version: 1.9.0
Amazing software that our business can't live without... and the support is tremendous! It's great to know support is there to help and I really appreciate it!
04 October 2012
Version: 1.9.0
Kinemac is the best animation software I have ever seen for the MAC. The people that deal with customers service are incredible. They are so thoughtful and kind in responding to questions and updates. They have met and exceeded all of my needs.
28 September 2012
Version: 1.9.0
Currently available for only $49.99 via the BundleHunt Mega Fall Bundle (expires October 10th):
06 September 2012
Version: 1.9.0
Kinemac is amazing and easy to use. The tutorials on the site can get you up and running quickly so you can create impressive animations in no time. Also, the support is AWESOME! I had a licensing issue come up so I sent the support team an email. Not only did they respond almost immediately, but they solved my problem right away. Highly recommended!
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24 August 2012
Version: 1.9.0
The software is great for what it does and the ability to create your own independent app is FAB. It has NOT crashed on me yet. I do not like that it "phones home" for verification, though I understand why. However, upgrading machines or transferring from one to another becomes an issue when you have to wait for the license to be reset.
18 July 2012
Version: 1.9.0
What a great product at a great price! I tripped over this software while looking for an easy to use graphic animation program. VERY easy to use, and the best part is the customer service. As you get into using the program, you will have questions for sure, and these guys actually reply to emails in a timely fashion. I'm a real customer that is very satisfied with this product. Steve DiFranco
31 May 2011
Version: 1.8.3
Kinemac is an oustanding 3D solution for a non-technical editor like me. They're templates make it easy to produce broadcast quality animations. In addition their customer support is outstanding. They're prompt, courteous and helpful. Bob Chesney
29 May 2011
Version: 1.8.3
The interface is pretty ituitive and Very simple and easy to use. A few minor issues for registration but fast response from the developer makes it a very minor issue.
12 February 2011
Version: 1.8.3
This could be a great package it makes some fantastic animations but has a draconian registration system and crashes a lot so I can't recommend it for real production work.
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05 February 2008
Version: 1.6
Kinemac 1.6 was released on February 5, 2008. I am a home user and use 3d applications for Titles most of the time. Kinemac is an outstanding program. Its easy to learn. Its support pages are only around 80 versus thousands for more traditional 3d applications. The use of paths for animation, multiple cameras. The able to apply movie textures to various objects makes this application a pleasure to use and it works nicely with Motion 3, FCP and just about any Quicktime application. It does not create objects but has a nice supply of primitives and can import Object and SVG files as well. I highly recommend this program and would suggest you look at some of its creations on the kinemac web site.
05 February 2008
Version: 1.6
SithLord, you can't blame the developer for not developing for such an old operating system. Most people now are either on Tiger or Leopard. If you're going to give him a 1 star review, don't just do it because he didn't develop it for your outdated system. Write a real review on the actual app, not how Panther can't run it, please.
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29 September 2005
Version: 0.8.0b
This is a great program for animations and movie making as you can read its for G5 or G$ with last cards for video. The kwality is perfect!!
03 August 2005
Version: 0.6.2b
If you have Tiger, you can click on the Download Now link. If you have Panther, go to the site and download the Panther version.
23 June 2005
Version: 0.3.8b
Further to my comment below, the beta has now expired and AFAIK, there is no update on the website.