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How do I share my project with others?

Share your project’s Editor URL from the Browser:

To invite others to view and/or edit your project, first check your project's Sharing and Privacy Settings and select the options best suited for your project. Then just copy the project's URL from your browser’s address bar and share the link!

Note: the letter & number code after the animatron.com/#p= in your project’s URL, is unique to this exact project. As long as you are the Original Author, your project’s Privacy is set to Public or Unlisted, and Sharing settings are set to View and/or Copy, other people can access the project in the Editor from this URL. Check “Modifiable” ON in your Sharing Settings to allow others to directly edit this exact project.


Share a Downloaded Project File:

You can easily download the current state of your project as an .ANM file and share it with whomever you want to open the project, to review or continue working on in the Animatron Editor. Since this file is a saved state of your project, whomever Uploads this file in the Editor will be creating a duplicate of your project which does not directly affect the originally downloaded project. (ANM files can only be opened and edited in the Animatron Editor)
From the Editor, click on the Main Menu and click on the Project tab. From here, you can click on “Download as .ANM File” to download the file directly to your computer’s default downloads folder. The receiving user can click on “Upload From .ANM File” in a fresh project to open and work on their own version of that project file.


Share a “Movie” of your project:

You can simply click on the Share button

...Or click on the Main Menu and hover over the Project tab.

From here, you can click on “Share…” to see all of the various ways to share a movie of your project with another person.

From the Share pop-up window, you can...

Embed iframe code:
Using the Embed tab allows you to directly embed the published movie of this project into a webpage, blog article or online forum by providing you with a copyable HTML iFrame code that can be pasted directly into your website of choice.
Before copying the code, you can set some essential options for how your iFrame is displayed and controlled.

  • The Thumbnail of your video can be chosen from any frame of the project’s timeline by scrubbing through it with the slider.
  • Control the Size of your iFrame by either the project’s original canvas size (in pixel width x height dimensions) or by manually entering the dimensions into the provided fields. Clicking on the link icon will lock the width and height dimensions of the iFrame so they don’t stretch out of proportion in either axis.
  • You can also define the Player controls and playback options. Using the checkboxes, you can choose to show/hide some basic player controls for the viewer, have the movie loop continuously and/or automatically play as soon as it loads into the webpage it’s embedded into. Once you have selected all of your options, click on the “Continue” button to generate the iFrame code that you can copy and paste into a valid HTML website. You can even preview a direct link of your movie by clicking on “Clip URL” below your code. Note: you can even share this movie preview’s URL.

Share your Movie to Social Media:

From the Link tab you can choose the thumbnail image of the posted link, write a description of your movie, add hashtags and even set the posted link to only be viewable by you! (Private checkbox only works on Facebook)
Clicking the posted link will send the viewer to your Project’s Preview Page on the Animatron website.

From the GIF tab: you can share your project’s movie to Facebook and Twitter, rendered in GIF format. GIF format will automatically play and loop your movie when your post is viewed on your social media wall. (GIF format does not support audio) Add a description of your movie, add hashtags to your post and even choose to make your post private so only you can view it! (Private checkbox only works on Facebook)

From the Video tab: you can share your project’s movie to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube rendered in MP4 format. Add a description of your movie, add tags to your post and even choose to make your post private so only you can view it! (Private checkbox only works on Facebook & Youtube)
You will need to share your social media access with Animatron in order to allow direct posting of Links, GIFs or Video to Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. (only Video format can be directly shared to Youtube using a valid Google account)

To share to a specific Facebook page you manage under your main account, just click on the dropdown list to select which page to share to.

Press the ‘X’ next to your linked social media account to prevent sharing to that account.
Finally, pressing the Continue button will post to all linked social media accounts and will provide URL links that will instantly show you the generated post(s).


Share your Movie from your Project’s Preview Page:

Your project’s Preview Page is a custom Animatron page that displays your movie according to your selected Project Settings and provides additional ways for invited and/or public viewers to comment and interact with your project outside of the Editor.

To access your Preview Page from the Editor, you can click on your project name or click on “Go To Project Page” from your Account Tab.

To share your Preview Page, simply copy the URL from your web browser’s address bar and paste the link wherever you want it to be accessed and seen by others.
You can even share a Project Page directly to any linked social media and email accounts by clicking on the share button on the player’s sidebar.

Learn about Downloading your project into various file formats, here!