Create Stunning Videos with Nightcafe Studio: A Step-by-Step Guide

Written by Ai Text To Image - January 31, 2024


Hi guys, I'm Matt Carter! I'm here on Nightcafe Studio and Sound Magus to share a step-by-step guide on how to create stunning videos. Many people on the Nightcafe Discord have been asking about video creation and how to use certain features. Today, I will show you how to make videos using one of my pre-made artworks. I'll walk you through the process and explain the different options available. Let's get started!

Choosing Your Artwork

The first step is to choose the artwork you want to use. It's best to select an artwork you already have, as some artworks work better for video creation than others. For this tutorial, I'll be using a pre-made Akira artwork. Once you have chosen your artwork, proceed to the next step.

Generating the Video

Now, let's go to the "Evolve" section on Nightcafe Studio. Scroll down and select "Generate Video." Adjust the settings according to your preferences. In this example, I'll be creating a 10-second video with 5 iterations and 15 frames per second. Feel free to customize these settings to your liking.

Zoom, Rotate, Pan Options

Once you have set the general video settings, you will see four options: zoom, rotate, pan horizontally, and pan vertically. Each option has two sub-options, providing a range of motion effects for your video.

  • Zoom: You can zoom in or out to create a dynamic effect.
  • Rotate: You can rotate the artwork clockwise or anticlockwise to add an interesting twist.
  • Pan horizontally: You can pan left or right to create a horizontal motion effect.
  • Pan vertically: You can pan up or down to add vertical movement to your video.

Cost of Motion Effects

It's important to note that each motion effect comes with a cost. For example, zooming in quickly requires more iterations, which in turn consumes more credits. Be mindful of your settings and the available credits you have.

Examples and Results

Now, let's take a look at some examples and the results they yield. I have created several videos using different combinations of motion effects.

Zoom In

The first example is a simple zoom-in effect. As you can see, the artwork gradually zooms in, allowing you to see intricate details that may not be visible otherwise.

Zoom In Rotate Clockwise

In this example, I have combined a zoom-in effect with a clockwise rotation. The result is a visually captivating video that adds an interesting twist to the artwork.

Zoom In Pan Horizontal Right

This example features a zoom-in effect combined with a horizontal panning motion to the right. Although the panning effect may not be very noticeable, it adds a subtle element of movement to the video.

Pan Vertical Down

In this video, the artwork appears to pan vertically downward. The movement is subtle, but it adds a touch of elegance to the overall video.

Zoom In Rotate Anti-clockwise Pan Horizontal Left Pan Vertical Down

This example showcases a combination of zoom-in, anti-clockwise rotation, horizontal panning to the left, and vertical panning down. This creates a unique and dynamic visual experience for the viewer.

Exploring More Options

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating videos with Nightcafe Studio. I encourage you to experiment with different settings and combinations to achieve the desired effects. While the current options are limited, I hope that Nightcafe Studio will offer more features in the future.


1. Can I use my own artwork to create videos?

Yes, you can use your own artwork to create videos. Nightcafe Studio provides the option to upload your own images and apply various motion effects to them.

2. How many motion effects can I combine in a single video?

You can combine multiple motion effects in a single video. However, be mindful of the available credits and the overall visual impact you want to achieve. Experimentation is key!

3. Can I add music to my videos?

Yes, you can add music to your videos. Nightcafe Studio allows you to upload audio files and synchronize them with your visuals to create a more immersive experience.

4. Are there any plans to add more motion options?

While I can't speak for Nightcafe Studio's future plans, I believe it would be beneficial to have more motion options available. This would provide users with even greater creative freedom and customization possibilities.

5. How can I share my videos with others?

You can share your videos by uploading them to platforms like YouTube or social media. Nightcafe Studio also has a community on Discord where you can share your creations and connect with other video creators.


Creating stunning videos with Nightcafe Studio is both fun and rewarding. The ability to apply motion effects to your artwork allows you to bring your creations to life. While the current options may have certain limitations, they still provide a great starting point for video creation. I encourage you to explore the possibilities, experiment with different settings, and let your creativity soar. If you have any questions or want to share your videos, feel free to reach out to me on Nightcafe Studio or Sound Magus. Happy video creating!

Written by Matt Carter

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