I'm looking for a software (for OS X, preferably) that can

  • move a picture along an adjustable curve
  • rotate (animated rotation) a picture the full 360 (can rotate a custom amount, not just fixed amounts like 90 degrees), clockwise and counter clockwise.
  • zoom in and out of the pictures
  • control the speed at which all this is happening.

(I'm making a kind of 2D animation video, with layers of the scene overlapping to fake depth and stuff, if that helps) Thanks!

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With Blender you can attach a picture or even a video to a surface as a texture and manipulate animate the motion of that surface in full 3-D - for 2-D just limit the motion to one axis. There is even an entry in the manual on how to do it here.

Once you have defined your surface and its texture and motion you can render it into a movie.

  • Free, Gratis & Open Source
  • Cross Platform
  • Generate various format movies
  • Lots more that you can do!

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