Animating your mock-ups with the timeline

Bring dead mockups to life with the easiest timeline feature in the 3D industry

This tutorial shows screenshots from a previous version of Rotato, so they might look slightly different on your Mac. We will be posting an updated tutorial shortly!

Sure, a 3D top-notch quality rendering is great. But have you tried animating it? You're in luck, animating a 3D mockup is just as easy as making a snapshot. You can simply create a promo video in a matter of seconds. Here's what we'll cover:

How to animate your device mockup (video)

  • Position your device
  • Add a new keyframe using the + button next to the timeline


Working with keyframes

Here’s all the things you can do with a keyframe in Rotato.


Drag the left edge of a keyframe to change its duration. You can also click a keyframe and change the duration in the keyframe inspector side bar.


This tells Rotato how you want the mockup devices to move from keyframe to keyframe. Click a keyframe, then change the easing in the side bar.

Change mockup angle for a keyframe

Click a keyframe, then change the camera rotation as you would normally. Once you're done rotating, you'll note that the keyframe thumbnail updates, reflecting the new rotation.

Delete a keyframe

Select the keyframe, then click the trashcan. Alternatively, press the backspace button on your keyboard.

Delete all keyframes

De-select all keyframes. Then click the trashcan.

Duplicate a keyframe

Select a keyframe, then click the + button.