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Sep 26

Kinemac
Mind Blowing 3D Real Time Animation Tool!

Normally: $299.00

ZOT Price: $179.40

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Kinemac is a 3D Real Time Animation & Presentation Software for Mac OS X (Universal Binary for Mac-PowerPC and Mac-Intel). It allows you to create your own professional 3D Animations with the simplicity of a 2D presentation tool.

Kinemac plays the animations in real time at full screen and exports them to QuickTime movie files or to a series of single still images. For this reason it’s 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…

Kinemac is very easy to use. Just drag your images, text, 3DS, OBJ, SVG, movies and songs onto the Kinemac stage to get them into your animation. Also you can quickly call a menu and create 3D and 2D objects such as cubes, cylinders, spheres, tubes, pies, rectangles, disks… On any object you can apply image and movie textures and set the surfaces attributes such as color, transparency, reflection…


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From the Kinemac Gallery.
Art on TV
They ask you to make a trailer for the tonight tv program. And it’s 4:00 p.m… You launch Kinemac, import a floor picture, type the title of the program, the time, and add a QT movie with a talking head speaking about the contents. Take the scene from 4 different moving cameras… and you give back the trailer at 4:10 p.m.!
Sountrack composed and arranged by Kinemac!

System Requirements: Mac-Intel or PowerMac G5 or G4.
MacOS X 10.5, 10.4.9.

Click to Developer’s Site for more detailed requirement info.

8 Responses to “Kinemac”

  1. harringg Says:

    I bought this on the MUPromo and have been overall pleased with the results. The online help is alright, but would like more training videos. The Gallery has examples, but there still is a learning curve.

    I do wish there was more frequent feedback on the user forums from the devs, and that’s not to say there is none.

    Be sure to check requirements info, I think my configuration may be a bit weak, probably should have 256 MB VRAM.

    MacBook Pro
    2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128 MB
    10.5.5

  2. Dan Says:

    I also bought this recently. The program is worthwhile, but the copy protection is rather severe and paranoid, and the developers are uninterested in a more reasonable approach. You will not be able to run this on a laptop and a desktop machine, as I wished to do. :( I guess I would get my money back if I could.

  3. Kinemac Support Team Says:

    You can quite install and run Kinemac as registered on any machine, even on 1000 machines. Only, if you bought one license, you will be able to run Kinemac on one machine per time. That’s correct.

    For example, duplicate the Kinemac folder (containing both the application and the RegistrationFile.txt) on all of your machines.
    Run Kinemac on the machine A. It automatically gets authorized in 2 seconds. You work…
    Call the menu “Kinemac:Deauthorize” then quit. The machine A gets deauthorized in 2 seconds.
    Run Kinemac on the machine B. It automatically gets authorized in 2 seconds. You work…
    Call the menu “Kinemac:Deauthorize” then quit. The machine B gets deauthorized in 2 seconds.
    Run Kinemac on the machine C. It automatically gets authorized in 2 seconds. You work…
    Call the menu “Kinemac:Deauthorize” then quit. The machine C gets deauthorized in 2 seconds.

    So you can change machine in 4 seconds, at any time, and forever.

  4. Tommy Says:

    Thanks for the response from the developers. It helps alot. But there’s still a big question.

    What happens in the future if Kinemac goes out of business? Am I just no longer able to de-authorize/re-authorize computers? Or will I be unable to use the software at all?

    It’s something we need to think about. DRM that depends on an authorization source is a big danger. Just ask folks who bought MP3s from Walmart. They’re turning off their DRM server, making all those MP3s now unusable.

    Can the same thing happen here? Even just losing the ability to de-authorize/re-authorize is a problem when I upgrade to a new Mac.

    $180 isn’t an impulse purchase, but I can see lots of uses for the software and I’d love to buy it. But I need to know that I can depend on it in the future.

  5. Ramin Says:

    I kicked myself for barely missing this on MuPromo. Glad to see that it popped up on macZot (oddly, for $30 more). Very nice feature-set. Makes a nice complement to Final Cut Pro and also useful for doing intro titles to screencasts.

    I’m using Strata3D for modeling complex shapes. Trying to figure out a reasonable interchange format to get my textures exported across.

    The one thing missing is a good in-depth user-guide that goes beyond the basic tutorials.

  6. Kinemac Support Team Says:

    In case Kinemac goes out of business, (a very remote case, let’s say “impossible”) we would give all the users a new license which doesn’t need any authorization. Also, maybe we would release Kinemac as a free software.

    And in case you upgraded to a new mac and you forgot to deauthorize your old mac, just let us know.

  7. Tommy Says:

    Good answer! Thanks.

  8. harringg Says:

    Great to see the devs active here today. Any time-table for more video tutorials on your site?