Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 Animations and Visual Effects

To date, Microsoft has not released documentation on how to create custom effects , titles and transitions for Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM). However, through the detective work of monkman828 and moviemakerkid (members of the forums at http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/), they have been able to create a number of custom effects and transitions for WLMM 2011. A listing of their creations along with download links are provided below.

Please note that all of the items listed below require WLMM 2011 (the latest version). Also, see the Notes/Comments for further info on how to install these items and (once installed) where they will be found in WLMM.

Animations

Click on the "Animation Name" or "Creator" column heading in the table below to alphabetically sort the list based on that column or click on the name of a creator in the table below to see a list of all the items in the FX Archive that were created by that individual.

Please note that the Movie Maker icons for each of the custom transitions in the table below will disappear from the Animations listing in WLMM whenever the Movie Maker cursor (i.e., black vertical line) is placed at the beginning or within the first clip/image/title in your project. One workaround to prevent them from disappearing when you preview your movie is to preview the movie in full screen mode. Please note they also will not appear in any saved project you open as Movie Maker places the cursor at the beginning of a project when it is opened. However, custom transitions which have been added to a project (including a project that used them and was saved) will preview and render correctly, even though they are not listed under the Animations listing. To get them to reappear, close WLMM and then reopen a new project in WLMM. A "fix" for this behavior is unknown at the present time.

Animation Name Creator Reference Source Demo Video Link Download Link Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl A moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl B moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl C moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl D moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl E moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl F moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl G moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set1 Swirl H moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square A moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square B moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square C moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square D moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square E moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square F moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square G moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set2 Square H moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Batman (sort of!) moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Dollars moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Freaky Foot moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Hearts moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Kanji Peace moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Lips moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Starburst moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 Swirly quarters moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BFX Set3 yinyang moviemakerkid and hitthebongo View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
OvalsVertical2Columns moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
OvalsVertical4Columns moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
WheelCounterClockwise moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
WheelFade moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments

Visual Effects

Click on the "Effect Name" or "Creator" column heading in the table below to alphabetically sort the list based on that column or click on the name of a creator in the table below to see a list of all the items in the FX Archive that were created by that individual.

Effect Name Creator Reference Source Demo Video Link Download Link Notes/Comments
Stretch In Vertical moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
aPhoto Album moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BirthdayBoy Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BirthdayGirl Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Blue Bubbles Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Blue Filter monkman828 and moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Blue Flakes Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Blue Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Blue Splotch Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
bPhoto Album moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Brick Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
BW Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Chalk Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Dark Green Swirls Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Dark Pink Metal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Dark Yellow Blue Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Easter Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Expand Image 15% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Expand Image 25% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Expand Image 50% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Blue moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Green moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Grey moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Pink moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Red moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Teal moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade in from Yellow moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Blue moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Green moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Grey moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Pink moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Red moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Teal moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fade out to Yellow moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fishing Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Fractal Green Brown Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Glass Square Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Gold Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Green Bubbles Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Green Filter monkman828 and moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Green Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Grey Filter moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Grey Silkness Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Halloween Orange Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Lime Green Fractals Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Neon Fractals Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
New Years Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Orange Filter moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Ovals Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Overlay Effect moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Pink Filter moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Pink Swirve Paper Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple Bar Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple Filter moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple N Blue Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple Plaid Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Purple White Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Black Checks Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Black Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Brick Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Filter monkman828 and moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Red Grey Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Rotate Diamond moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Rotate Diamond Opposite moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Shrink Image 15% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Shrink Image 25% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Shrink Image 25% (UP) moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Shrink Image 50% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Silver Buttons Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Silver Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Stained Glass Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Stretch Out Horizontal moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Taupe Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Teal 3d Squares Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Warp Fast moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Warp Slow moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Wood Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Xmas Lights Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Xmas Tree Plaid Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Yellow Blue Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Yellow Filter moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Yellow Tube Fractal Frame moviemakerkid and PatrickL View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Zoom In From 75% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Zoom In, Flip, Zoom Out moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Zoom Out From 150% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Zoom Out From 200% moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments
Zoom Out, Zoom In moviemakerkid View Original Source View Demo Video Download View Notes/Comments

If you have any effects you would like to include in this archive or know of additional ones that should be included, please send us an email via the "Contact Us" page with the info for those effects. Additionally, if you discover problems with any of these effects, please send us an email with information on the specific effect with the problem and the nature of the problem you encountered.