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In February, we released Madefire's Motion Book Tool to an initial set of deviants, marking the beginning of the Tool's release on deviantART. We've since seen deviants create a variety of detailed and impressive Motion Books, and are pleased with the artistic diversity that deviants are bringing to the Motion Book Tool.

Check our the amazing examples below to see some of the great work deviants have produced with the tool:

BFOI Round 4 by arkeis-pokemon   INBETWEEN 1 by LiHuaLiu   The Universe Is Not Small (Motion Poem) by The-Port-of-Riches

As we continue to gradually release the Tool to the deviantART community, we want to ensure that the experience of creating and submitting Motion Books is streamlined and efficient from start to finish.

Your Feedback


For deviants who already have access to the Motion Book Tool, we'd appreciate a few minutes of your time to answer the following questions. Your feedback will be used to aid development and testing. Again, please only reply if you have already been given access to the Motion Book Tool.

  • Have you used the Jump Start Guide, video tutorials, or other resources to aide in your Motion Book creation experience?
  • How many Motion Books (if any) have you created and submitted to deviantART?
  • Do you feel comfortable working with the Motion Book Tool? Why or why not?
  • How would you describe the overall experience of creating with the Motion Book Tool?
  • Do you currently have a finished story (script and art) that you’d like to adapt to the Motion Book format, or are you still in the process of writing/drawing/creating?
  • What genre interests you as a creator: comics, manga, anime, literature, illustrated books, children’s books, science fiction, horror, or other?
  • Are you interested in using the Motion Book Tool to make something other than a book or short story? If so, please describe.

Your answers will help improve the overall experience of using the Motion Book Tool, and we thank you in advance for your input and feedback.

Want access to the Motion Book Tool?


Please note that the Motion Book Tool is gradually being released. If you would like access to the Motion Book Tool in the future, comment on the launch Journal to let us know. Watch MotionBookTool for updates regarding future updates.



As we continue to release Madefire's Motion Book Tool, we want to ensure that the creation and submission process is streamlined and efficient from start to finish. Deviants who have been given access to the Motion Book Tool, we'd appreciate your feedback to make the best creative environment possible!
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Doctorductape Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
When is this damn program coming out. I swear I been waiting for it for over a year now.
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JohnEwen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  New member  General Artist
Looks like it's out now ; access it through the 'submit' tab .
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krukof2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional

:bulletred:  Have you used the Jump Start Guidevideo tutorials, or other resources to aide in your Motion Book creation experience?

  •  I use the help  and tutorials from madefire ! 

:bulletred:   How many Motion Books (if any) have you created and submitted to deviantART?

  • 3 ... but I m still learning ( the  firsts were just animated pictures )

:bulletred: Do you feel comfortable working with the Motion Book Tool? Why or why not?

  • Yes BUT ... the bugs  are very .... :rage:  You created a page and the preview is OK , and when it's published , elements are not at the same place , so  your animation doesn't work at all and kill your naration...

:bulletred: How would you describe the overall experience of creating with the Motion Book Tool?



:bulletred: Do you currently have a finished story (script and art) that you’d like to adapt to the Motion Book format, or are you still in the process of writing/drawing/creating?

  • After these 3 works I post on DA I will use the motion book format , and this amazing tool in my professionnal work.


:bulletred: What genre interests you as a creator: comics, manga, anime, literature, illustrated books, children’s books, science fiction, horror, or other?

  • Motion comics / animated pictures


:bulletred: Are you interested in using the Motion Book Tool to make something other than a book or short story? If so, please describe.

  • Yes things like animated book covers / Animated illustrations . The book format  is very cool ,but there a lot of possibilties  with it. Video clips , for exemple... :D


  • Ill fix the problemsin few days  and I will add sounds and music ! :
  •  THE ORACLE by krukof2  
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krukof2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional
Thanks for this journal
Learning to work with motion book tool  I did this :
 THE ORACLE by krukof2  My Sweet Valentine (Motion Picture) by krukof2  ANIMATION : La Plume +  La Malediction -37s by krukof2  

i will follow the links people gives here !!!
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ladyZosimos Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I watched the tutorials before I subscribed to this group. But for a month, the site always told me that I was registered but not yet given the access. Until today, my inbox  haven't received any new about the access. Just by chance after reading this journal, I watched the video tutorial again about starting the Tools......and I have access!!!

So, no I haven't started using it until now. I guess this weekend will be an exciting time for me. I will fill the questionnaire afterwars.

THANK YOU for the access!!!!!!
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Dediggefedde Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014

Yes, I took a look immediately before beginning to work with the tool! No additional resources, though.

  • How many Motion Books (if any) have you created and submitted to deviantART?

I don't have that much time and a very complicated motion book, so there is only a WIP in my Stash. it consists of 4 chapters and has some animations and a timeline around 4min.

  • Do you feel comfortable working with the Motion Book Tool? Why or why not?

Mostly comfortable. Sometimes it crashes for me, but I manage to make enough save-points to not bother much about that. However, it's very comfortable that it's a web-app. I can work from multiple PCs and locations. Less comfortable is the lack of export/backup options. I wonder what will happen, if sometime the motionbook storage is full or there is a server-attack...

  • How would you describe the overall experience of creating with the Motion Book Tool?

Before motionbook I was using adobe flash for the previous 6 chapters. each chapter is a graphical novel with some basic animation, but mostly more comparable with a comic than an animation. Mentioning that, using motionbook is much more comfortable. Though, I noticed it's kind of hard to create text-bubbled, even the standard ones. "Kind of hard" regarding that this is actually primarily intended for comics and similar works.
Also making more complex chapters/"pages" with lots of events also tends to get confusion.

  • Do you currently have a finished story (script and art) that you’d like to adapt to the Motion Book format, or are you still in the process of writing/drawing/creating?

I am adapting finished quest-chapters from tgchan.org into an motion book. I have done the first 6 chapters in adobe flash or similar software and now adapt the 7th as a motionbook. I'm not much of a writer/comic artist but more a developer of various languages. That's why I usually do collaborations with designers or artists that like to concentrate on their parts. ^^

  • What genre interests you as a creator: comics, manga, anime, literature, illustrated books, children’s books, science fiction, horror, or other?

Actually there are favourite stories in all of that genres. may it be children's books, horror or classical literature, what's more interesting is the way of writing and the love of the artist for the story.

  • Are you interested in using the Motion Book Tool to make something other than a book or short story? If so, please describe.

As I mentioned, I use it to make something more like a graphical novel or animation than a book or comic. I guess, making scientific presentations with moving illustrations or bigger animation-parts, would sure be interesting! But In my opinion, an export-feature to have some confidence with backups or even the possibility to publish the swf-files on other sites. For the moment, I use deviantart as a publishing platform, otherwise I would need to write a page on my website to have the html included as I don't really like the direct access link on the motionbook-website.

if anyone cares to take a look at my project: sta.sh/017xaazc2925

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321456qwe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
1) I've used both the guide and videos. They were useful.

2) Created one page to mess around in. Never submitted.

3) Yes, it's pretty straight forward.

4) There's definitely a learning curve with anything new but that's to be expected. Once you learn the ropes it's pretty intuitive. I don't have to much experience with the more advanced effects to I can't really comment on that particularly.

5) I've been working on a script and tailoring it specifically for Madefire.

6) If it's on Madefire I'm interested.

On a side note, I get an error message when opening up public pages/projects.

Error 2068: ArgumentError, Error #2068

It always appears when I scroll back on the timeline. I'm not sure if this is a permission error. But it would be nice to be able to open a public project and see its "innards" instead of having to read the comic and reverse engineer it in your head to figure how a certain effect or combo effect was performed. This would definitely help with speeding up the learning process for more complex effects. 
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Brollonks Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1) I tried out several functions by myself, and if there was any problem, I found help due to some guides that explained the basics well enough.

2) I created some tests to try out different ways to design the pages and how to handle the overall workflow, yet all tests I did are solely for the purpose of exploring the Motion Book's possibilities and are not meant to be published.

3) I think there should be a cleaner layout for managing own uploads and images (I think, maybe, more folders and maybe subfolders could help - however maybe it has been implemented already, I spend some time away from the Motionbook tool to develop my content), but I still managed to feel comfortable.

4) The overall experience, once I knew the basics, was quite good so far.

5) I am in the process of creating my content, however, from time to time I will check the tool and try out some more tests to make sure the endresult will have no problems during the Motion Book-creation.

6) Comics, Graphic Novels, and Storybooks. Anything that is illustrated and tells a story, so to say - pure text can work as well. My genres reach from fantasy, scifi, to all sorts of crossovers and is what I am interested in.


7) Before my stories are far enough in development to be put together as motionbooks, I will use Motion Book to create sketchbooks, tutorial motionbooks (step by step with explanation) or some kind of "guides" that explain background-stories and information about my own storyverse. There are some more ideas I will keep for myself for now, but I can definitely say that there is a lot more to do apart from stories.
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Comickpro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I did the guides and they were easy enough to follow and create movement but the masking concept still confused me and I didn't quite get what it did since i only followed along and did it but didn't know what it had accomplished?? 
  •     How many Motion Books (if any) have you created and submitted to deviantART?
Im working on one atm but nothing submitted to da yet.  The main issue being that I need to have all my assets in gear and ready before I can import things to start the page and time is short (very busy person) so i move very slowly when it comes around for me to sit down open photoshop and strip my comic apart and turn them into new little jpeg pieces so I can have things to move and stack on the page.
  •     Do you feel comfortable working with the Motion Book Tool? Why or why not?
I wish that I could grab and drag them around easier...the hand always moves the canvas around and not what I select unless I pick the one corner that allows movement. Its a little annoying. I also had a whole page ready and animated and then when i went to page 2 and added in jpegs they were appearing at the start of the page so i tried to "hide" them and then let them appear at the right time but something would always overlap or fade and you'd see the fragments were moving across a panel like ghosts. I think I need to learn this more? Also I know there has to be a faster way to re-size, twist and get things to move to a spot then just clicking the arrows that show its position right?? cant I put it in one spot and then somehow tell it to arrive at a location by dragging it there? Again Im not too comfortable yet with the tool or in getting a final happy page and then getting to the transitions of the next page and so on are still very foreign and not explained well enough. 

  •     How would you describe the overall experience of creating with the Motion Book Tool?
Based on what I've seen out there made with the tool I know its a powerhouse and can do some awesome things! So I'm still going to keep on trying and learn the tool. Its not that hard for simple panel glides and fades and things, but when I want more then that and try to make lots of things move at once or in snyth or even make it time and end when I want it too I have to tweak it all a lot. I like it so far and what it has the potential to do, but I get kinda put off or mentally tired when I have to click so many (option>option>option>option)/combine with item (option>option>option) and then move both in layer 12 (option>option>option).<--all of which i drag and tweak with a timeline that I need to input secs and stops. haha but maybe that's just the nature of the beast and i will need to adjust to it :b
  •     Do you currently have a finished story (script and art) that you’d like to adapt to the Motion Book format, or are you still in the process of writing/drawing/creating?
I have two entire comic books done (art and script) which I self publish and sell in a real book format. I want the digital one to be a step up from it and more unique and distinct from the paper version to make it worth getting for this new added element... like an animated storyboard of the comic come to life with motion, small simple animated characters (eyes and limbs moving a bit), and later maybe sounds and music. Like I said it takes time to adapt a premade page since the art itself and panels need to be cut apart (some parts I have to redraw to include the lineart that's layering under limbs or objects), and then figure out how to get it to flow because now my reader is watching this and reading it so timing is more important and clicks and interaction and words flow differently.
  •     What genre interests you as a creator: comics, manga, anime, literature, illustrated books, children’s books, science fiction, horror, or other?
I'm interested in comics, indie and underground more then superhero or manga. I prefer horror, dark comedy and sci-fi most. but fantasy and surreal are great too. 

  •     Are you interested in using the Motion Book Tool to make something other than a book or short story? If so, please describe.
no not really, my main focus would be comic books and maybe a children's book in the future or an art book showcasing my painting with interactive menus, videos, and things.

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Snashyle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student
Have you used the Jump Start Guide, video tutorials, or other resources to aide in your Motion Book creation experience?
I've read the Jump Start Guide, but after that I started quickly playing around. :)

How many Motion Books (if any) have you created and submitted to deviantART?
None yet. :saddummy:

Do you feel comfortable working with the Motion Book Tool? Why or why not?
It's a tool with a lot of functions and options and I haven't played long enough with it to be able to be very comfortable with it.

How would you describe the overall experience of creating with the Motion Book Tool?
Slow. ^^; Before you can go creating your Motion Book, you need to have all your art finished and dialoge set. I stopped fiddling around with as I don't have a story yet. Nevertheless is it a great Tool and I love playing around with it! :nod:

Do you currently have a finished story (script and art) that you’d like to adapt to the Motion Book format, or are you still in the process of writing/drawing/creating?
I have a short story in mind, but I still need to do a lot of work before I can work on the final pictures to use in the Tool.

What genre interests you as a creator: comics, manga, anime, literature, illustrated books, children’s books, science fiction, horror, or other?
Comics/graphic novels, illustrated books, science fiction, fantasy...

Are you interested in using the Motion Book Tool to make something other than a book or short story? If so, please describe.
I don't know, maybe? :shrug:
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