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E'llo. i'll be showing you how to use stop animation to get claymen to move. Be patient, as hours of work turn into minutes of film with hundreds, sometimes thousand of pictures. But, if your time is worthless, its worth your time and more. usually.

Here's a link to one such video 

Step 1: Get the stuffs

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To make a claymation, you need a few things: Animation software (i used a free version of Stop Motion Pro), clay, (Claytoons works the best), patience, a camera (webcam works) and a lot of time and patience.

addition: the video at the end was using 'monkey jams', it works so much better.
 
JohnJY5 years ago
boooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!stop animation is lammmmmmme!!! See, it's annoying when people make unproductive comments that only offend, and don't do any good.
knoxarama (author)  JohnJY5 years ago
little hypocritical, isn't it? Well, time to waste your time. Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries. now, go away before i taunt you a second time
It's sarcastic,not hypocritical.
knoxarama (author)  JohnJY5 years ago
ah, well, if you were serious it would have been hypocritical.
AndyGadget5 years ago
(You haven't posted the video!!)
I've just been playing with exactly the same thing - I'll post my earliest results later. AnimatorDV Simple+ is similar to StopMotionPro but is freeware without any nag screens etc.
(I was going to do a claymation for the video contest but couldn't get it together in time.)
knoxarama (author)  AndyGadget5 years ago
i posted the video now. i also got rid of DV and replaced it with monkey jams. it works alot better, gives you better options, and really is alot like any professional version, except it's 100% free and is not a trial version. Plus it still only takes seconds to download and is independant of the internet to work.
I like the video. Very smooth and very . . . interesting in a quirky sort of way ;¬)
OK, here's my first two attempts - very rough and no audio. I now have a better webcam and can control focus and white balance so next will be better.

knoxarama (author)  AndyGadget5 years ago
pretty good shorts. I take it you used about 5 fps with about 30 - 40 frames. Just a note though, i saw your fingers in one of the movies.
Yep, fingers. I did say it was a very early attempt. It was more a test than anything else. I think I used 8FPS. I thought monkeyJam only worked with an internet connection, but if it works away I'll try it.