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Does anyone know a good piece of software for stop motion?

by an_angry_badger / February 11, 2012 12:19 AM PST

I need it to voice over videos and add special effects like explosions and gun fire.
i dont want the software to be too expensive or to complicated.

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Just for clarity.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 6:46 AM PST

Even today you find folk taking years of college classes to learn animation and how to create such things. Maybe there will be a "no lessons required" software for you someday. Maybe it is here now but you have to pay up?

Did you try the Apple video editing, creation software? Nice stuff, and for folk that don't want to invest their time to learn old Windows apps.

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Do you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 4:42 AM PST

like Aardman's Wallace & Gromit? and

Their stop-motion is with physical characters, (not CGI), and I believe they create the film then add background music and sound effects in afterwards. That would be normal video editing software.


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No i mean lego mini figures.
by an_angry_badger / February 11, 2012 6:32 AM PST
In reply to: Do you mean

No i mean lego mini figures.

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Looks fun
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 7:24 PM PST

They look good and should be fun to work with. But the method would still be the same. Do the story board and film the stop motion, then add after effects afterwards.

Good luck.


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Found a tutorial for you
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 7:25 PM PST
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Photo Story
by pgc3 / February 12, 2012 3:34 AM PST

Download Photo Story and see if that might do what you want, it is worth a shot, it is a free software download and is used for doing slide shows and has other features as well. It shows as only being compatible with Win XP but it DOES work with later operating systems including Win 7. The nice thing about it, it is a free download.

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