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LiveSwif is a flash video creation program developed by (Needed) that is essentially a basic version of Flash. It was originally sold on-line for $40USD, but recently, the original creator put the program up for free. The lack of a purchase price made it an option for animutationists below the poverty line.

The Beginning

LiveSwif was originally discovered by Animutation Portal member KKyuubi1. It was then utilized by a small group of animutationists as a way to break from the slow "slideshow" style of Windows Movie Maker.

The Problems

In the process of making animutations with LiveSwif, the animutationists discovered two big problems.

  • LiveSwif has very little compression capabilities.
  • LiveSwif cannot sync audio with video.

These two problems led to a number of animutations that were either very small in length, but with large filesizes, or long animutations with out of sync audio (rendering them unwatchable).


Its time in the spotlight has come and gone. It is no longer accepted as a usable medium for making animutations. It is strongly advised not to use this when making a first animutation, or any for that matter.

External Links

  1. The thread that started it all.