State-of-the-art 2D/3D real-time broadcast graphics authoring

4Designer authoring software is the foundation of all Avid real-time graphics systems. It provides the tools you need to create stunning visual content for news, elections, sports events, weather segments, business reports, and more. As the successor to the award-winning 3Designer, 4Designer offers more power, speed, and new features in a more modern interface, yet maintains the same workflows and compatibility with existing templates. Whatever format is required, 4Designer makes it easy to create compelling content.

Why upgrade to 4Designer?



Motion Path—advancing real-time 3D graphics, one project at a time


Create Fast & Powerful Broadcast Graphics

Create fast & powerful broadcast graphics



RFD-TV—real time graphics to air with Avid Solutions

Product Highlights

  • Powerful workflows for artists
  • Get greater flexibility with intelligent templates
  • Seamless system integration and compatibility
  • 4Designer enables you to quickly compose templates with an unlimited number of 2D and 3D layers. An adaptive preview mode doesn't require any additional rendering hardware, regardless of resolution. An intuitive object tree workflow makes it easy to manage complex templates and then quickly share them with other artists. Finally, 4Designer's animation toolset enables you to create template animations with keyframes and edit them directly from the timeline.

  • From text captions and live video feeds, to textures and audio sources, each 4Designer template has “exported” elements that can be updated dynamically during production. Large volumes of data can be easily crunched by using data connections and statistical functions on different values, which makes it easy to handle datasets for financial or election reporting.

  • 4Designer integrates seamlessly into any studio graphics creation workflow. It can retrieve bitmap files from 3rd-party applications like Adobe Photoshop, provides powerful tools for interfacing with 3D modeling software, and supports FBX, OBJ, DAE, 3DS, X3D, VRML, and SVG formats. The 4Designer After Effects plug-in enables you to transfer content created in After Effects into 4Designer for pre-visualization, promo, or online use—without having to re-create all of the graphics from scratch.