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.
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.
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.
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.