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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
3.select 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

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!!!!
Subdood1 year ago


kidkid1083 years ago
where can i get those awesome figures?
If you hit the lever it will pop up the options and such
They are called stikfas. They don't sell them anymore, but you can find them on ebay.
Luddite122 years ago
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 day3 years ago
how do i get the video option it is not on my 3ds
supkrod3 years ago
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)  supkrod3 years ago
save it to an SD card and upload the video to youtube, then take the videos link and send it that way
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!
techboy4113 years ago
will it work with AR cards?
shiro kaze (author)  techboy4113 years ago
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.
Ikkalebob3 years ago
Nice instructable! I see you are using stikfas :D
felixknoop3 years ago
Mr. Noack3 years ago
Congrats Jeff. This is really cool :)