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Animation Websites

ABCya! Animate
Pivot Animator (Download)
Stykx (Similar to Pivot Animator. Need to download to computer)
RollerMache
Scratch
GoAnimate

Stop Motion Downloads
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JellyCam is a downloadable program that enables users to make stop-motion films with the help of a web-cam or even a bunch of photos.
You may create movies by turning on the webcam, filming or loading images. JellyCam supports all types of image files, including JPEG, GIF

Stop Motion Apps
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iMotion HD - Take pictures and play sequence to make it look like it's moving on its own.
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Lego Movie Maker - Create Lego stop motion movies. Shoot photos, edit, add text, sound effects and music.



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ABCya! Animate

  • Use up to 100 frames to make an animation.
  • Don't forget, you need to complete your whole movie in one go and save it. You won't be able to go back and add to it later.
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  • Watch the Tutorial first to get some great animating clues.





HOW TO SAVE YOUR ANIMATION
  1. When you save an animation it is saved as a .gif file. (The .gif file has different frames for each frame you created.)
  2. To view your animated .gif open up your web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc) and click on FILE>OPEN.
  3. Open up the .gif file and the animation will play in the browser window.





To put your animation on your wiki there are a few steps to follow . . .
  1. Convert the gif file to a flv file on http://www.online-convert.com/
  2. Select 'VIDEO CONVERTER'.
  3. Then select 'Convert to FLV'.
  4. Upload your video you want to to convert to FLV. Choose file.PNG
  5. Save the converted file into your folder.
  6. Upload the new file (flv) to the wiki as a File.File.PNG



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http://pivotanimator.net/

DOWNLOAD the PIVOT PROJECT and RUBRIC


DOWNLOAD the PIVOT PLANNING SHEET


DOWNLOAD the PEER EVALUATION SHEET



How to add a Background to your Pivot Animator.
Pivot figures are great to animate but to make your animation even more exciting, you can give them an environment to move around in. Here’s how to add a background into Pivot.

1. First you need to create a background. For example use the PAINT program or any other art app or program.
2. Save your background to your folder. Save it as a .bmp file.
3. Open Pivot animator. Click on ‘file’ and choose ‘load background’.
4. Find the picture you created in the folder and click ‘open’.
5. Maximise your screen and you will see your picture as your background for your animation.
6. You can add other backgrounds for different scenes if you wish.

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How to make your Pivot Stick figure walk.



How to upload a Pivot animation to Windows Live Movie Maker.

1. Open Pivot and make your animation.
2. Click 'File'. Save animation as a Bitmap (*.bmp). Save it somewhere you will remember.
3. Next open Windows Live Movie Maker.
4. Click on the button that says 'Add videos and photos'.
5 .Find your animation. If you did it correctly then each frame should be saved as a separate .bmp file.
6. Click on the first frame. Then hold down the 'Shift' key and at the same time click on the last frame. This should select all the frames at once.
7. Open the selected frames.
8. Select the 'edit' toolbar and set the frames duration to 0.10 seconds (one tenth of a second). This should make the Pivot video run smoothly. Change the timing to be faster or slower.

For Visual Learners, you might prefer to watch the video. It's not great quality but the procedure is clear.