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How to make animated stickers and add them to an iMessage

For iOS 10 users and above

If you want to make animated stickers out of your animation to add to iMessages, SketchBook Motion has an option for doing this. If you don’t see the Sticker icon in Autodesk SketchBook Motion Sticker feature, then you are on an older iOS version than 10 that doesn’t support it.

Sticker created in SketchBook MotionSticker created in SketchBook MotionSticker created in SketchBook Motion

  1. Create an animated scene in SketchBook Motion.
  2. With the scene loading and playing in Motion, in the toolbar, tap Export icon in SketchBook Motion, then Sticker icon in Autodesk SketchBook Motion Sticker to create a sticker you can use in an iMessage.

Adding stickers to iMessage

For iOS 10 users and above

To send your stickers in an iMessage, you’ll first need to add SketchBook Motion as a new sticker store for iMessage. Once you’ve done that, check out Sending a SketchBook Motion sticker in iMessage.

Adding SketchBook Motion to iMessage

For iOS 10 users and above

  1. Once you’ve created one or more stickers, open your iMessage app and tap the iMessage arrow icon  icon next to the iMessage field.

    Creating an iMessage with SketchBook Motion

  2. Tap iMessage App Store icon (the iMessage App Store icon), then Access stores icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

    Access the iMessage App Store

  3. On the new page, tap iMessage Add Store icon (the Store icon) to add a new app option to this page.

    SketchBook Store icon

  4. On the App Store page, tap the Manage tab along the top for a list of apps that work with iMessage.

    Enable the SketchBook Motion app

  5. Enable SketchBook and tap Done. This adds it to the Store page.
  6. Tap the SketchBook Motion Store icon SketchBook icon to view all the exported stickers in your SketchBook Motion gallery and select one. This adds it to the iMessage.

    SketchBook Motion app available

Sending a SketchBook Motion sticker in iMessage

For iOS 10 users and above

Once you’ve enabled SketchBook Motion and added it to the list of apps that work with iMessage, you can start sending the stickers.

  1. With iMessage open, tap the iMessage arrow icon  icon next to the iMessage field.

    Creating an iMessage with SketchBook Motion

  2. Tap iMessage App Store icon (the iMessage App Store icon), then Access stores icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

    Access the iMessage App StoreSketchBook Motion options for iMessage

  3. Tap the sticker you want to add.

    Sticker selection for SketchBook Motion and iMessageThe sticker is added to your iMessage.

    Adding a sticker from SketchBook Motion to an iMessage

Updated on October 13, 2017

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