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Here's How to Make a Stop Motion Movie in the Digital Age

Here's How to Make a Stop Motion Movie in the Digital Age | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Calling all aspiring animators, you need to read these expert tips.

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Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2

Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2 | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2 http://t.co/JX88II7mxr

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 24, 2014 6:21 AM

CrazyTalk Animator 2 is worth considering if you're finding GoAnimate too limiting. It's relatively easy to learn, includes plenty of content to get you started and its multi-dimensional avatars present almost unlimited possibilities in realising your animated vision. 

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Now you can get the rendering software behind Toy Story and Wall-E free from Pixar

Now you can get the rendering software behind Toy Story and Wall-E free from Pixar | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Pixar is giving out a version of its RenderMan software beginning in August, and you can sign up now so you're the first to hear when it's live. The program usually costs $500 per license, so this is the ultimate flash sale.


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CrazyTalk Animator 2 New Features

Know more about the pre-launch offer: http://www.reallusion.com/event/13-CTA_presale/default.html CrazyTalk Animator 2 brings a whole new 3D experience to 2D...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:11 AM

The most amazing software just got even more amazing.

 

CrazyTalk Animator 2 brings a whole new 3D experience to 2D animation! Maximize all your assets and creativity by mix and matching to create multi-dimensional characters with their own unique looks and styles. This new version also comes with a flexible user interface complete with detachable panels. Add the 3D motion into the 2D characters. Import any 3D motion from outside resource. Create the custom multi-dimension character from Flash template.


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http://www.reallusion.com/event/13-CTA_presale/default.html



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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

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Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

Winnie Bob's curator insight, May 14, 10:18 PM
Love this. Would be great for the narrative for assessment.
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3 Ways to Easily Create Cinemagraphs: Photos in Motion

3 Ways to Easily Create Cinemagraphs: Photos in Motion | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Two iOS apps and one pc software to easily create cinemagraphs:

 

Ecograph

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Echograph allows you to create animated GIFs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Insert splashes of video into still photos. Explore this new creative medium that merges video with photos. Created by artists for artists.

 

website:http://echographapp.com/

 

app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/echograph/id491346516?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

 

Cinemagram

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app: https://itunes.apple.com/app/cinemagram/id487225881?mt=8

 

 

Cliplets

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Or you can have get even better results withe this free pc software: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/cliplets/


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wideoo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideoo - Anyone can make cool videos. | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! 

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10 Sites for Motion Graphics, Video Production and Editing Inspiration | Premiumbeat.com

10 Sites for Motion Graphics, Video Production and Editing Inspiration | Premiumbeat.com | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Want to know where to go for ideas and inspiration for your next project? Check out our roundup of 10 of the best websites showcasing cutting-edge and creative television advertismenets, experimental shorts, title sequences and online videos!
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7 Animation Tips To Make Your Work Rock

7 Animation Tips To Make Your Work Rock | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Animation Mentor teaches character and creature animation in a real-world production environment. Programs are designed and taught by top industry animators.

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Submissions for the Machinima Expo 7 are now OPEN

Submissions for the Machinima Expo 7 are now OPEN | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The Machinima Expo 7 is now accepting submissions for its 7th annual virtual film festival which will take place on November 22 & 23rd, 2014. You can submit your film through our website (Use the SUBMIT link below) from ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:05 AM

5 Simple Rules for submitting your film to the Expo 7

  1. 1. Your film must have animation in it. Any form of animation. Any length.
  2. 2. Your film cannot have been submitted to a previous Expo
  3. 3. If you use copyrighted music in your film we will only consider it for screening NOT for our jury competition. 
  4. 4. You must provide a link from Vimeo or Youtube for us to download your film (you can make it private if you want)
  5. 5. You will have to fill out our application providing us with contact info, credits and a few snapshots from your film for publicity. 
Click  http://machinima-expo.com/v3/ for more info.
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Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video)

Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video) | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The last time we saw Sixense's Stem motion controller, it was little more than a collection of prototypes. The company showed us a gaggle of plexiglass
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:10 AM

Sixense sells the program as an evolution in 3D modeling interfaces, a chance to step back from the complicated, menu-laden CAD programs modelers use today and replace them with a more natural interface.


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The Power of Cartoon Marketing

The Power of Cartoon Marketing | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

free ebook : How to create an awesome animated video clip that will get you noticed and your message heard with no prior know-how.

For Anyone looking to communicate their message in a simple, non-threatening but powerful way.


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2012 Machinima Expo — An Animation Festival In Virtual Reality

2012 Machinima Expo — An Animation Festival In Virtual Reality | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Prepare to alter your reality: the Fifth Annual Machinima Expo, a festival that showcases real-time animated films, will be held November 16-18 in the avatar-populated world of Second Life.

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Kinect Motion Capture Realtime Skeletal and Facial Animation with NuiCapture


nuiCapture Animate is targeted towards the 3D animation and visual effects professional and enthusiast looking to collect high quality motion capture data at a low cost. Capture skeletal and facial motion data in real-time without the need of markers using Kinect sensors. From multiple sensors, you can also synchronously record depth, color, and audio data that is aligned with the motion data. Then export the motion data to popular file formats such as BVH and FBX. nuiCapture Animate also supports export of depth and color data to OpenEXR image sequences and AVI video files.

 


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iStopMotion makes stop motion animation easy | MacNews

iStopMotion makes stop motion animation easy | MacNews | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The software's onion skinning lets you see what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame, which can save you lots of time and aggravation. Flipbook printing lets you print your animations in a format that ...

 

Boinx Software recently updated iStopMotion, to version 3, making its stop motion animation tool for Mac OS X, even better The new version adds the ability to create HD movies using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as a camera via the free iStopMotion Remote Camera app.

 

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