Motion FX

Developer: Autodesk Inc.

Current Version: 1.1.4

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 29.8 MB - Download


Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera.

Simply select your favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer’s camera. A preset cycling mode lets you automatically cycle through effects without lifting a finger. You can also use the Face Tracking technology of OS X Lion to emit effects from any faces visible to your camera.

If you want more personalization, there are more options you can play with in Motion FX. Color Detection lets you select a color from the live camera feed from which to emit effects, and with Effect Paint you can play with fluids using your trackpad or mouse. Video Warp mode lets you distort live video using your mouse or trackpad.

Lose yourself in the swirling dreamscape of Motion FX!


• Over 80 presets from Smoke, to Fire, to Rainbow Plasma, react in real-time to your movements
• Powered by Academy Award®* winning real-time fluid dynamics technology from Autodesk® Maya® software
• Effects can be displayed alone or composited on top of live video from your computer’s camera
• Cycle mode lets you dance and play while Motion FX seamlessly transitions from effect to effect, creating an endless swirling masterpiece
• 5 Modes:
• Motion Detect – Effects are created based on motion detected by your computer’s camera
• Face Detect – Emit effects from all visible faces
• Color Detect – Choose the color to emit effects from the video feed
• Effect Paint – Paint effects using your mouse or trackpad
• Video Warp – Warp live video using your mouse or trackpad
• Save snapshots to your Pictures folder by tapping the spacebar
• Support for Mac OS X Lion Full-Screen mode
• Hook up multiple cameras and switch between them
• Support for multiple displays lets VJs and performance artists use one display for control and another for projection to an audience
• Animated thumbnails allow you to preview each effect

If you have questions or comments about Motion FX or for technical support please visit the support link from this page.

* Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Release Notes:

- OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.3
Review by CatherineTheCoolKid

AWESOME! - One word: Awesome. It's got TONS of cool effects that can be triggered by motion sensors, eyes, color, or the mouse, and there's even this extra little face warping. I can't believe it's free. I'm so glad I got it! Now I can take a picture and set it as my profile picture and wow everyone with it :) You can make movies too, and it looks super cool if you hold a stick as a magic wand and draw some stuff coming out of it. It looks so real. The pictures as examples they show you aren't exactly the best ones. There are effects that are so much cooler. So get it! You won't regret it :)

Found helpful by 42 out of 45 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by switching2

No longer opens - No longer opens on the mac 10.11. Dead App. :(

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.4
Review by SilasWillRock

Spectacular Effect - I’ve not previously used Motion FX but had a lot of fun with it. My one complaint, hence the four stars, is that I haven’t found a way to change the video capture resolution to anything but 640x480. Am I missing something?

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by Wizbang Trainer

It’s ok and that is all - This is one of those apps that you may download for the “coolness’ factor and then quickly loose interest in because it is tied to the isight camera and effects are applied live. IE: No capability to add an effect after the fact. To put it in a better perspective, this program is the “next generation” Photo Booth.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by Leon6er

a segestion - i have a segestion make it so you can ues it on skype and face time but over all great app

Found helpful by 24 out of 42 people
Version 1.1.4
Review by SparkFlash

Great App - Don't Pay attention to the other review I wrote, i love this app so much and i really wanted to download this app because i love it and it said that it needs os x 10.9 or higher and i was really mad about it but it says that i can download the last compatible version.

Found helpful by 15 out of 23 people