Stop Motion is a great and fun way to create animation. When broken down it can be very simple. With this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple short animation sequence. As well as how to work with filters, and time.
The video attached shows the final product of the tutorial, however it is very open to change and I encourage you to have fun with it and explore the possibilities!
Step 1: The Pictures
When dealing with Stop motion it all comes down to the stills, that one is using. You can create a stop motion animation using just about anything. However one very important thing you must always keep in mind is the look of the work. If you would like it to have a more choppy movement to it, then take less stills. Or if you would like a more fluid motion to the animation take as many pictures a possible.
I have provided you with 33 pictures, so save all of them onto the desktop and create a folder to contain them. Make sure you save them in order
Step 2: Uploading into After Effects
There are several ways that one can use After Effects to create a stop motion animation. Doing it this way is a lot simpler and saves a lot of time, especially when you have over a hundred images. As long as they are labeled correctly it works great!
1)Open up After Effects
2)Make a new composition, only change the length of the animation to 5:00
3)Go to File> Import> File> and open up the folder that you have recently saved
4)Select the first image (0.1.jpg) Make sure that JPEG sequence and force alphabetical order are checked off, Click open
5)Drag the file down to the timeline
6)Play your animation!
Bellow is an AVI. of what the video should look like so far