9VAe: Free Animation Editor for Mac
OS X - create Animated-GIF / QuickTime

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  • 9VAe is a powerful FREEWARE for creating animation for Macintosh OS X 10.4- ( Intel / Power PC ).
  • 9VAe can export Animated GIF, QuickTime, and EVA (vector format: Extended Vector Animation).
  • You can create complex animations from fewer keyframes.
  • The following sample animation was created from 2 pages figures
and 7 pages layouts as follows:remixpic1e

The animated person is walking along the red line shown on the 6th page.

9VAe produced 80 frames for the following sample Animated-GIF from only 9 keyframes !



How to make this Animation (YouTube)



  1. Click link above. Click 
  2. Download "9vaeXXX (.zip)" and Double Click on it.  



  1. Double Click on "9vaeXXX (.dmg)" drive.
  2. Double Click on "9VAe" 9vae icon to start 9va-mac.
  3. Double Click on "9view" 9vae icon to see sample animations.


  • '9VAe.app' is not an App Store application. You have to regist it to Gatekeeper at first.
  • Click apple32on the menu bar > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General
    See "Allow applications download from:". Click [Open Anyway]. Then '9VAe.app' will be registed to Gatekeeper.
    If you see the message as follows, Click the down arrow down button  > Click 'Keep'.
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System requirements

  • Macintosh OSX 10.4- (Intel/PowerPC), French(OSX 10.5-)
  • English, French, Japanese

How to Start ?

  1. Download "9vaeXXX (.zip)" and Double Click on it.
  2. Double Click on "9vaeXXX (.dmg)" drive.
  3. Double Click on "9VAe"  9vaeicon to start 9VAe.

How to Make 9VAe Animation ?

  1. From the Help menu, Click the "Sample Anime for Lesson" > "Waraemon". (Click the OK button if necessary.)
    Sample Animation for Lesson will be opened.
  2. Click a few times on the shape you want to change (ex. mouth, nose ... ).
    Control points will appear.
  3. Move the control points and change the shape to create laughing or funny face .
  4. Click on Play button btnplay. Nice animation will appear.
  5. Change Colors. Color palette is placed on the upper right hand corner.
  6. Add figures. Drawing tools are placed on the upper left hand corner.
  7. Click on page end button on the right end of small pages. Popup menu will appear.
  8. Click on the menu item "Add Next Page". The same page will be added.
    Enjoy it!

See How to make 9VAe Animation (YouTube)


  • Stand-alone editor for Vector Animation.
  • (Line, Rectangle, Oval, Freehand, Polygon, Text, Photo image, Sound, Music)
  • Export Animated GIF, QuickTime.
  • Smooth Tweens (Shape, Color, Position, Size, Width, Transparency...)
  • Path Animation. Time Curve.
  • Vector Effects (blur, drop shadow ...)

How to upload to YouTube ?

  1. From the File menu, Choose "Output QuickTime" on the menu.
  2. Input the file name and click OK.
    --> Setting window will appear.
  3. Input Video size, Frame/sec, Time length... (if you want)
  4. Click 'Start'.
    --> Conversion will start.
    --> You will get an QuickTime file (.mov)
  5. Open 'Upload - YouTube '.

    Upload - YouTube

    --> Input YouTube account.
  6. Drag your QuickTime animation file to YouTube.


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