Remember how you watched, fascinated, when King Kong climbed the Empire State building? When Luke Skywalker rode the ice beasts? When Wallace and Gromit hunted down the Were-Rabbit?
For more than a century now, stop motion animation has made the fantasies of film makers come true. Whether you just want to spend a magic weekend with your kids (like New York Times tech columnist David Pogue) or are a serious animator, now it's time to tell your story, frame by frame with iStopMotion like many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and everybody with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.
Support for DSLR Live View
For more than a year we have been working on iStopMotion for Mac to support the cameras that are now the most popular for stop motion animation: Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
The greatest feature of iStopMotion is the live preview with the semi transparent onion skinning effect that would let you see what your next step would look like before capturing the frame. But this is also the most challenging, because every DSLR does it a little bit differently.
With iStopMotion 3.6, we are adding live preview for selected Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras. See the iStopMotion support section on Boinx Connect for a list of supported models.
If your camera is not listed, please let us know via the Feedback assistant.
See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.
Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.
Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.
Up to 200 frames can now be exported into an animated GIF currently so popular on the Net because it can be used in email and on many platforms that allow for the upload of images.
iStopMotion Remote Camera
Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera. iStopMotion Remote Camera, available free of charge from the App Store, transmits a live video feed via WiFi and supports 1080p remote capture.
Watch your animation before it’s finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.
Tilt Shift Filter
A popular effect as of late, make your scene look like a miniature.
Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right.
Capture anything on your screen and turn it into an animation or time lapse movie. For example, watch Canadian artist Cody Creed create a drawing in PhotoShop.
More Supported Cameras
iStopMotion can use many video cameras, USB webcams, video capture devices and digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies. View a list of supported cameras.
Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.
Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene.
Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.
iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD and Apple ProRes.
iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.