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animateclay commented on Scottie D.'s video 1 week ago

That was awesome lol.

Magical Cat: Episode 4

Snoozy buddy!

There's a firmware update for Canon DSLR's just for stop motion animators that use Dragonframe. Here's the info:... Show more

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animateclay commented on Scottie D.'s video 1 month ago

Reminds me of my cat, equipped with all the right tools but lacking much of a brain

Magical Cat: Episode 3

Get the bug!!!

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animateclay commented on Eathenwotring's video 2 months ago

It has a spooky feel to it. You could make a horror film in that style and I think people would like it.

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It looks like most people probably have capture software? In either case, that is a good thing to remember and learn from for future contests. Time is up for this one everyone. If any of you have ideas for a future contest feel free to post your thoughts :)


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Mr_Force cool 2 months ago
Tamarame That is a really nice idea 2 months ago

Since it's mainly for anyone who may not have capture software I'm not expecting it to be animated. The idea being that you set it up, then you could animate it (provided you give it your best try) after getting Stop Motion Pro SD. If that makes sense.


Hi everyone, I decided that now might be the best time to have a new contest. This new contest is for anyone who does not have stop motion capture software and would like some to start animating. However anyone can enter at any age and skill level. The only thing I'd like is to make sure I'm giving out stop motion software to those who need it, so you must answer this question when you post your entry:

- Do you have stop motion capture software?
(yes or no)

That being said, I hope everyone will enter just for fun even if you have a program you animate with!

The Rules:

1) Create a stop motion scene of your (or a fictitious characters') daily life. This will require making one or more puppets in an environment such as a room, with props and some lighting. Get creative and come up with a fun theme you'd be interested in bringing to life.

2) You must hand make your puppets, but sets can use found items such as toys or things lying around your home.

3) Post one or a few photos as a reply in this message board thread to show off your entry. Your scene must be posted by May 11th before midnight which is 2 weeks from now.

4) Make sure to answer the question "Do you have stop motion capture software?" in your post. Anyone who answers (yes) is not eligible to get a copy of Stop Motion Pro SD. However I will critique everyone who posts an entry at the end of the contest.


The prize is Stop Motion Pro SD (for webcams, not DSLR's). It's actually great software that works on Windows based computers which you can read about here:


If you have any questions about all of this, please ask as a reply and I'll respond as soon as I can. Good luck everyone!


This is really cool, it reminds me of a 2-D side scrolling video game in some way. Also I didn't really realize the scale of your characters was so small until I saw the lamp and paper next to them. It really puts it in perspective.

As for video editing, there are a lot of choices out there. I do like Sony Vegas, but compared to Adobe Premiere, it's a bit on the limited side. But I make do with it and it does allow you to do most things and is straight forward. The learning curve isn't too steep and it's also not going to break the bank. I think I bought mine for 50 bucks, at least not too bad.