I am looking for a drag and drop animation software for Mac. I did a little research and found Muvizu which I loved but it seems to be only for Windows.

Here are the requirements the software needs:

  1. Drag and drop
  2. Simple to learn
  3. For Mac OS
  4. Has a free version
  5. I want the software to be able to animate people: Moving, talking, waving, etc.
  6. Online tools are OK

1 Answer 1


There is an application by MIT called Scratch, which works by dragging and dropping commands into a script which can make the program move sprites (characters and objects), preform calculations, and change appearance.

You add a sprite to a project, drag together a series of blocks like so

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to create a loop for a specific sprite. You can also set a background (and change the background) to animate.

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and create something like this

(Image taken from MIT's excellent video tutorials)

You can download it here or try out the web based version (and explore example scripts) at the scratch website.

The only way to export a Scratch program is to upload it to the Scratch website, where other users can use the program in a Java interface or can download it to their own computers.

  • 4
    How Scratch meets OP requirements?
    – danijelc
    Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 10:09
  • Having used Scratch, I can say it certainly does, although it's not exactly an intuitive choice as a quasi-programming environment. But consider it's designed to be used by elementary school students. I can't remember if there is an OSX native version but the web version is fine.
    – Paul
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 15:13
  • the scratch program is mainly for elementary students. I konow this because I used when i was in third grade ( I'm still in elementary school)
    – anonymous
    Commented May 26, 2020 at 16:35

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