Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Simple animations with Moviemaker and still images

Stop animation seems to become a more and more popular feature and there is a wide range of special software available. However it is very straight forward to make your own basic animations with software such as moviemaker.
Just create a series of low resolution still images (something like 1024/768 or 800/600) and import them to Moviemaker. You need to set the duration for the still images in the "Tools- Options - Advanced" menu to 0,125 seconds to make sure that you don't need to change the length of each image. Then just import you images and add titles and sound.
You find an example below from our last teacher trainnig course, done in 40 minutes all together:

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