Introduction: How to Make a Stop Motion Video on a Nintendo 3DS

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making a stop motion video on a Nintendo 3DS is simple and fun.

Step 1: Idea

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think about what you want your stop motion video to be about

Step 2: Build Your Scene

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set up your stage and actors

Step 3: Camera and Options

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1. select the Nintendo 3DS camera from the home menu
2. select the video camera option from the top of the touch screen the options menu from the lower right of the touch screen
4. select the stop motion mode
5. press A to shoot, or just press shoot on the touch screen

Step 4: Making a Stop Motion Video

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press A to take a picture of the target, and then move the object slightly and take another picture. and keep going back and forward through theses steps. (the less you move it each time the more smooth your video will be)

Step 5: Save,play, and Edit

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1.push done to save your work
2. then buch back
3. then push close
4. next push view photos/video
5. select your video to play it and to open the video options
6. push edit to choose what speed you want your video to play at
7. drag the square left to make it go slower, and drag it right to make it go faster
8. push save frame to save the video at that speed setting.

you now know the basics to makeing amazing stop motion videos on your Nintendo 3DS

Have fun!!!!


marian39 (author)2017-07-23

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kidkid108 (author)2012-03-04

where can i get those awesome figures?

t3chn0ph1l3 (author)kidkid1082013-12-30

If you hit the lever it will pop up the options and such

Mr. Noack (author)kidkid1082012-03-06

They are called stikfas. They don't sell them anymore, but you can find them on ebay.

Luddite12 (author)2013-01-23

When I press, "Save Frame" to try to save the accelerated speed, it tells me I can only save that frame as a photo. Am I doing something wrong or is my 3DS a different model? Thanks!

gabe day (author)2012-08-11

how do i get the video option it is not on my 3ds

supkrod (author)2012-02-27

Thank you so much, my kids have these, they love Legos and now we can be creative instead of just absorbed in a game. We did this following your steps, my six year old and 9 yo loved it and my inner child is screaming for more! Only one question. How do we send it to the world? Thank you again!

shiro kaze (author)supkrod2012-02-27

save it to an SD card and upload the video to youtube, then take the videos link and send it that way

supkrod (author)shiro kaze2012-02-28

I put the sd card into my comp and it saved! Then uploaded to Facebook, now we are ready to get serious, thank you so much!

techboy411 (author)2012-02-24

will it work with AR cards?

shiro kaze (author)techboy4112012-02-27

sadly you are not able to make stop motion videos with the AR cards because they don't give enough animations. for example: a running animation or go from sitting to standing. there is just the basic poses, there is nothing for in between like when you want Mario to stand up, there is no getting up pose.

Ikkalebob (author)2012-02-26

Nice instructable! I see you are using stikfas :D

felixknoop (author)2012-02-24


Mr. Noack (author)2012-02-23

Congrats Jeff. This is really cool :)

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