Animate (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) Broderbund Software - 1986 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Product ID 47956-25350
Product UPC 047956253500
Platform(s) Apple II
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1986
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Category(s) Graphics, Graphics Tools, Animation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The double hi-res animation tool.
By Steven Ohmert.

To draw is noble, to animate, divine.

Animate adds another dimension to your creativity.
Now you can bring double hi-res drawings to life on your computer screen. Anything you can draw, you can Animate with color and extraordinary detail. Cell-animation on your computer has never been easier.

More than mere motion.
Give your characters personality. Create your own life-like expression pixel by pixel for the finest possible detail. Add brilliant color and patterns as you go. If it's not exactly what you want, erase what you don't like and try again. Changes are a snap.

The pre-designed backgrounds and pre-drawn objects included with the program are an easy short-cut to animation excitement.


  • Animate in full double hi-res color.
  • Create animated self-running show disks for your friends.
  • Control as many as 16 different characters in one scene.
  • Include sound and text in your scenes.
  • Use preview and edit features at all levels of creation.
  • Work with pull down menus and windows.
  • Incorporate animation sequences into your own programs.
  • Print characters, frames and scenes in color or black and white.
  • Make flip books with your printouts.

What's good for the professionals...
Animate is the same tool that Broderbund designers have used in the creation of state-of-the-art animated graphics for their own programs. Using Animate, you'll be able to achieve the same level of intricate detail and professional quality. Programmers will find Animate a valuable tool in adding double hi-res animation to their own programs.

You're in control of every detail.
Cell animation is the special cartoonist's technique used to give drawn figures lifelike motion. With Animate you can add character to your creations frame by frame: Not only can you make a hobo walk down a road, you can make him saunter, swagger or sway down that road.

System Requirements

Apple II
Required CPU Apple IIe
Required RAM 128K
Supports Mouse Yes
Supports Joystick Yes
Misc Support Printer
Apple Graphics Tablet
Koala Pad
Supported Printers Apple Imagewriter
Apple ImageWriter II
Apple Scribe
Epson JX-80
Star Micronics Gemini 10X
Star Micronics Gemini 15X
Epson FX-100
Epson FX-80/80+
Epson MX-100 (WIth Graftrax)
Epson MX-80 (WIth Graftrax)
Epson RX-100
Epson RX-80

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